Singer and Actress Gives Her Voice to Jewish and Black Cultures

Alan Zeitlan, Algemeiner, 08/18/2018

Tatiana Wechsler will likely go down as the only actress to belt out a showstopper in a Yiddish musical, and then — less than a month later — play a member of the Nation of Islam in a theatrical production.

Israel showed me I have a place in the global Jewish community

Julia Hernandez Nierenberg, J., 04/12/2018

Even though neither of my parents has been to Israel, my journey to Israel starts with them and their families. I am the result of the love shared between a Jewish man and a Catholic woman from opposite coasts of the United States.

Trip to Africa Redefines Family for African-American Rabbi

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 01/04/2018

Lessons learned in Rwanda in 2017 are inspiring a rabbi's work in the United States.

Turning A Daughter’s Short-Term Loss into a Long-Term Win

Victoria Washington, Jewish&, 11/07/2017

How one mom turned her professional loss into a parenting win.

How Black Culture Taught Me What It Means To Be Jewish

Rachel Joravsky, Forward, 09/25/2017

“Rachel and Rachel’s Queer/Black Bat Mitzvah,” a show that pays homage to my Jewish heritage the only way I’ve ever known how, with a full appreciation for black American culture.

Living in many worlds Indian, Jew, Yiddish-speaker, Tamil-speaker, linguist, professor – Meylekh Viswanath of Teaneck is, does, and thinks about it all

Joanne Palmer, The Times of Israel, 09/25/2017

He’s Jewish. He’s Indian. He’s a runner. He’s a typical extremely well-educated, cosmopolitan (in the apolitical sense of that much-abused word) Orthodox Jew from Teaneck, except he’s also Indian. He’s an Indian, a professional, an academic, except he’s also Jewish.

How Black Culture Taught Me What It Means To Be Jewish

Rachel Joravsky, Forward, 09/25/2017

Growing up in Chicago I was usually the only Jewish kid in predominantly black spaces, and I was heavily influenced by my peers, to say the least.

Juan Mejia, a modern global rabbi

Adam Reinherz, Pittsburg Jewish Chronicle, 09/24/2017

His journey to Yiddishkeit is one of family, faith and a desire to serve

How Jewish “Whiteness” Perpetuates Anti-Semitic Domination

Dani Ishai Behan, The Times of Israel, 09/24/2017

If an American Jew from the early/mid 20th century were ever transported to the present, they’d be incredulous at how today’s anti-Semites (white nationalists notwithstanding) not only consider Jews “white,” but fiercely object to any Jew who dares to assert otherwise. Such is the amorphous nature of anti-Semitism, constantly shape-shifting in accordance with whatever the prevailing zeitgeist happens to be.

Finding my wild Sephardi voice

Jessica Duchen, The Jewish Chronicle Online, 06/09/2016

The Israeli singer who had to fight for the right to sing in his own distinctive style

Who are the Jews of Belgium? A primer

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/28/2016

Reflecting the history of their complicated binational country, the Jews of Belgium form a community that is both defined and divided by its diversity.

The reunion

Marion Fischel, The Jerusalem Post, 03/09/2016

Push launches for Mizrahi heritage in schools

Tamar Travelsky Haddad, Ynet, 02/05/2016

The Year of the Bar Mitzvahs

Debbie Derby, My Jewish Learning, 02/04/2016

The “Derby Bunch”, or “Six Pack” as my parents like to call them, are a motley crew of grandkids – three of each gender – born within a six-year span to my two siblings and myself. And though all Jewish, we are spread across the ethnic and denominational map as well.

Celebrities dissociation from racial identity

Cierra Lockett, Huffington Post, 01/26/2016

Stomping the Yard: Black Students, White Spaces

Dr. Chandra Gill, Jetmag, 12/03/2015

The struggle to survive at predominantly white institutions... “There is one sin that slavery committed against me which I will never forgive. It robbed me of my education.” – Dr. James D. Anderson