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.

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.

An ‘Intoxicating’ Singer, Whether It’s Green Day or ‘Oklahoma!’

Rob Weinert-Kendt, New York Times, 10/02/2018

Rebecca Naomi Jones, who has made her reputation in rock and pop musicals, will tackle a classic as Laurey in “Oklahoma!”

Why BlacKkKlansman Is Required Viewing for Jews

Abraham Riesman, Vulture, 08/09/2018

This Jewish Mom Inspired the First Black ‘Peanuts’ Character

Emily Burack, Kveller, 07/31/2018

In April 1968, Harriet Glickman — a Jewish teacher and mom of three — wrote a letter to Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

Jacqueline Woodson's upcoming book is a moving letter to kids who feel alone

MJ Franklin, Mashable, 04/19/2018

There are some days when you feel like you just don't fit in. Maybe you look around you and you don't see anyone who looks like you. Or maybe the food you eat and the games you play are different than everybody else's.

Sammy Davis Jr., In His Own Words, On Choosing Judaism

Inte, Heeb, 08/26/2016

While much has been made of Davis Jr’s Judaism (you don’t exactly run into black, one-eyed, singing, dancing, acting Jews everyday) it’s one thing to talk about his conversion in the abstract, but it’s quite another to hear the man himself tell the story. Why did he, a scrawny black kid brought up in showbiz by a Catholic mother and a Baptist father, make the choice to become Jewish well into his life and career

Conversion: A Black Jewish Can-Do Story

Stephanie Ambroise, Jewish&, 08/24/2016

I wanted and needed Judaism and ultimately as I worked through my studies, I realized it was meant to be. Once I made this decision, there was no turning back and I was nervous — dare I say scared — at times. However, when have I ever let my skin color stop me from doing something NEVER!

Black, Female and Almost a Rabbi

Isaama Stoll, Jewish&, 11/03/2015

When I was 6 years old I told my parents I was going to become a rabbi.

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel

George Gustines, New York Times, 09/22/2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates can be identified in many ways: as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, as an author and more. But Mr. Coates also has a not-so-secret identity, as evidenced by some of his Atlantic blog posts and his Twitter feed: Marvel Comics superfan.

Snapchat's Top Rabbi

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 08/11/2016

Meet the rabbi taking Snapchat by storm! By the way she is a vegan too!

Race in America: It's Personal

Gal Adam Spinrad, Jewish&, 07/11/2016

It’s personal. Those men, those boys, those women who have been killed for being black, Whose names are a list we read and reread and speak and call out to remember, Those precious lives that matter, They could be my son. They are my son. My son’s life matters.

An African American Jew Journeys to Orthodoxy

Yasminah Respes, Jewish&, 07/08/2016

Both sides of my family came to Judaism from Christianity. My paternal grandfather began to learn more about Judaism after he already had children. He went to a Jewish book store and since there wasn’t a Rabbi at the time who was willing to teach him, he taught himself through books.

Is Black Snapchat Replacing Black Twitter?

Toure, Vice, 06/23/2016

These days, Twitter feels like a nightclub that's just past its prime. It's the sort of spot that used to be hot, but its best days are behind it.

Beyond the Color Line: Jews, Blacks, and the American Racial Imagination

Jennifer Young, In Geveb, 06/21/2016

Jennifer Young examines the historical relationships between Blacks and Jews. She writes "Just as [W.E.B.] Du Bois used the Jewish experience to rethink the problem of the color line, American Jews used their encounters with blacks as a way to understand their own position as a minority, particularly as immigrant Jews began to prosper economically and to experience the benefits that whiteness conferred."

Why this Black, Queer, Trans Jew is Reimagning

Carol Kuruvilla, Huffington Post, 04/21/2016

“We’ve lost our ability to see the humanity in other people.”

Black and Jewish, Okra and Artichoke

MICHAEL JACOBS, Atlanta Jewish Times, 04/20/2016