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.
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.
Lessons learned in Rwanda in 2017 are inspiring a rabbi's work in the United States.
How one mom turned her professional loss into a parenting win.
“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
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.
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.
His journey to Yiddishkeit is one of family, faith and a desire to serve
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.
The Israeli singer who had to fight for the right to sing in his own distinctive style
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 “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.
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