Unholier Than Thou:Anti-Racism & Anti-Semitism

Phillip Picardi, Crooked Media, 07/31/2020

Friends of Be'chol Lason Rabbi Sandra Lawson, rabbinical student Kendell Pinckney, and Shekhiynah Larks on being caught in the middle of two crucial American conversations: the fight against racism and the fight against anti-Semitism.

Let’s Make Jewish Spaces More Welcoming for Black Kids Like Mine

Nina Essel, Kveller, 07/29/2020

We hope our son and daughter will find a synagogue where they can be their authentic Black and Jewish selves.

As a Black Jew, I am caught in the middle

Tony Westbrook, Scribed by The Forward, 07/17/2020

Here’s the thing: Racism, specifically anti-Black racism, and anti-Semitism in America are linked.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hollywood Reporter, 07/14/2020

The Hollywood Reporter columnist calls out the hateful outbursts against Jews by Ice Cube, DeSean Jackson and others and explains how the muted response "perpetuates racism" and contributes to an overall "Apatholypse."

What made an anti-Semitic Spanish diplomat rescue 150 Macedonian Jews? His wife

Bernard Dichek, Times of Israel, 04/21/2020

New evidence shows that Julio Palencia was likely influenced by his Greek spouse, Zoe Dragoumis, to issue last-minute passports, pull 150 off trains – and adopt two Jewish children.

Surviving the Holocaust in Libya, Starting Over in Israel

Shay Lavi, Jewish&, 04/21/2020

Whenever we talk about my grandmother in my family, someone always says, “A stranger will not understand this.”

New York City’s latest tactic to combat anti-Semitism: An ad campaign featuring diverse Jewish New Yorkers

Josefin Dolsten, Jewish Telegraph Agency, 02/19/2020

New York City is hoping that a new ad campaign will make Jewish New Yorkers feel comfortable despite a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks.

What Is a Jew of Color?

Hen Mazzig, Jewish Journal, 01/30/2020

Although nowhere in Jewish texts and tradition was it ever suggested people with fair skin are superior, Jewish society is not immune to the disease of colorism.

In Light of Rising Anti-Semitism, Rethinking Black-Jewish Relations

Carly Pildis, Tablet, 01/29/2020

When we fight for a fairer and more just America, and we fight for it as proud Jews, we all win.

Yemeni Jews brought to Israel in secret mission

Staff, BBC, 03/21/2016

Some of the last remaining Jews in war-torn Yemen have been brought to Israel in a secret mission. The Jewish Agency, which is responsible for Jewish immigration to Israel, said 19 people had arrived in recent days, among them a rabbi carrying a 500-year-old Torah scroll.

Many Homelands, One Identity for Norwegian American Jewish Teen

Aryeh Lande, Jewish&, 03/08/2016

I am a Norwegian-American Jew. I have had the privilege of traveling to Norway multiple times every year with my family. Through my experiences, I have acquired an undying love for Norway, its vibrant culture, its rich history and its remarkable people. I also care deeply about my Judaism.

Caught In The Middle In New Campus Wars

Hannah Dreyfus, The Jewish Week, 12/09/2015

Collision of racial justice, Israel, free speech issues putting Jewish students in bind. "The Israel question has morphed into an issue about race and identity rather than a conversation about policy," said Weinberg. director of research at Be'chol Lashon.

Matisyahu: I Felt Physically Threatened by pro-Palestinian Protesters at Spanish Festival

Staff, Haaretz, 08/31/2015

Rototom Sunsplash festival initially disinvited reggae singer following pressure from BDS movement, but backtracked following international outrage.

Trevor Noah Is A Quarter Jewish. Does That Make His Anti-Semitic Jokes OK?

Karen Grigsby Bates, npr, 03/26/2015

Noah Trevor, the new host of 'The Daily Show', is a globally successfully comedian whose repertoire includes riffs on race and ethnicity. What some people may not know is that Noah is multiracial: his father is Swiss, and his South African mother is biracial — Xhosa and Jewish.

How Terror Attack Hits Raw Nerve for Jews Like Me

Laurent-David Samama, Forward, 01/07/2015

Paris, my city, is under attack. All of France is shocked and shattered. Like all French citizens, my particular community – the Jewish community – is reeling from the news.