Defusing the Racial Timebomb

Diane Tobin, Jewish&, 12/04/2014

When I adopted my son Jonah in 1997, one of my primary concerns was that he would not see himself reflected in the American Jewish community—that his Jewish identity and his Black identity would be in conflict.

Esther’s Secret Identity

Robin Washington, Jewish&, 03/11/2014

I’ve never been sure what to make of the Purim story.

African American Jews on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 01/14/2014

Be’chol Lashon asked seven African American Jewish leaders, of all ages, backgrounds, religious affiliations, geographic regions and sexual orientations, to share short impressions of what Dr. King’s legacy means to them.

From Hail Mary to Hail Miriam

Kenny Kahn, Jewish&, 12/12/2013

“Kosher Soul” Shabbat

Michael Twitty, Jewish&, 12/05/2013

In Jewish cooking you have foods dictated by text, food that the Torah talks about. Then you have foods that speak to the land of Israel and what grows there. Then you have foods that come from the places we have been, from our diaspora. And then there is identity cooking. The foods that are tied up with your sense of self and the place you are in, where you are and how you are connected to that place.

Soul Food Shabbat: How to Celebrate Black History Month with a Jewish Twist

Aly Miller, The Nosher, 02/24/2016

Culinary historian and Jewish educator, Michael Twitty, calls his way of cooking Jewish food “Afro-Ashkefardi,” a cuisine that reflects his love of being both African American and Jewish.