Being Black And Jewish Means Constantly Being Asked To Choose

Marra B. Gad, Forward, 11/13/2019

The following is an excerpt from “The Color of Love” by Marra B. Gad, which was published this month by Agate Bolden Books.

Michael Twitty on the Connection Between Jewish Food and Soul Food

Jessica Leigh Lebos, The Nosher, 11/12/2019

The writer, scholar, and chef talks kasha varnishkes, tikkun olam, and the Afro-Jewish culinary connection.

The Color of Love

Marra B. Gad, Agate Bolden, 11/12/2019

An unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer’s strikes.

Zoe Kravitz Ushers In The Era Of Jewish Catwoman

Jenny Singer, The Forward, 10/15/2019

It was announced on Monday that Zoe Kravitz, the preternaturally cool actress daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, will star opposite Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie.

Feeling at Home Among 900 Black Jews at an Ethiopian-Israeli Wedding

Celeste Jackson, Jewish&, 08/27/2019

As I look around the room, for the first time in my life I feel like I belong to the Jewish people.

Never Again, Northern Star

Stacey Aviva Flint, The New York Jewish Week, 05/02/2019

One of the most healing aspect of Judaism to me is remembering pain and then transforming that into a commitment to heal myself, help heal others, and stand up for injustice so that our world can be better.

Birthright While Black

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 02/10/2019

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

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.

When the Mikvah Water Touches Your Black Hair

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 11/14/2018

A conversion brings wholeness to body, mind and spirit.