My journey to self-acceptance, illustrated in the form of comics.
My family lived in fear as Crypto-Jews, but I'm proudly breaking the family tradition.
In 2018, Sandra Lawson became the first openly gay, Black female rabbi in the world. But her path to rabbinical school was far from traditional.
Montoya-Lewis, 52, who is Jewish and Pueblo, is set to serve a full six-year term.
I implore the Jewish community to acknowledge the numerous homelands on which we reside in the United States.
Latinx Jews have a new website dedicated to documenting and validating their experiences.
I have never met that level of blatant hostility, but now, venturing out of my community and onto a university campus in Brooklyn and now Montreal, I do encounter confusion and questioning when I tell classmates that I’m a Syrian Jew. I’m often met with, “There are Jews in Syria?”
I know what you’re thinking. I don’t exactly have the “Jewish look.” You think of Jews as a people, with Jewish surnames, Jewish features, even our own genetic diseases. I understood what the community was telling me. That Jewish peoplehood was akin to race. Something immutable and hereditary. An exclusive club you had to be born into. And even though I had a Jewish father, with my Asian-American face, I would never really be Jewish.
“I am deeply two-sided,” Kravitz said in his memoir, according to the New York Times. “Black and white. Jewish and Christian. Manhattanite and Brooklynite.”