Birthright While Black

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 02/10/2019

What one Birthright participant learned from her first trip to Israel.

Pursuing My Family's Ghosts in Morocco

Irin Carmon, Tablet, 01/21/2019

What I learned about memory and inheritance and fallibility, in the land of my forebears.

Jews of color on what Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to them in 2019

Josefin Dolsten and Ben Sales, JTA, 01/17/2019

JTA asked Jews of color to share their thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Are Jews White? American History Says It’s Complicated

Tema Smith, The Forward, 01/09/2019

I appreciate the discomfort that many Jews feel being categorized as white. And yet, this use of the term “passing” is wrong.

First Ethiopian Jewry Research Hub Aims to Preserve Community’s Traditions

Melanie Lidman, Times of Israel, 01/08/2019

Led by popular Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom, the new institute seeks to move beyond ‘proving’ community’s ties to ancient Judaism.

A Walk Through Bukharian Queens — Just Don’t Call It ‘Russian’

Simone Somekh, The Forward, 01/02/2019

Manashe Khaimov, from Samarkand, is a community organizer and the founder of Jewish Silk Road Tours. The tour includes stops at an active synagogue, a traditional bakery and more.

When Life Changes Your Plans

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish &, 12/17/2018

A memoir of an American Jewish Indian adoptee.

Latino, Hispanic or Sephardic?

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 12/13/2018

A Sephardi Jew explains some commonly confused terms.

A Black Orthodox Rabbi Explains How He Navigates Both Racism And Anti-Semitism

Jamie Feldman, Huffington Post, 12/06/2018

MaNishtana’s bio states that he is a writer, speaker, rabbi, playwright and author. It goes on to explain that he is also black, Jewish and Orthodox.