How My Hispanic-Filipino and Jewish Identities Come Together through Teaching

How My Hispanic-Filipino and Jewish Identities Come Together through Teaching

Anjelica Ruiz, ReformJudaism.org, 06/04/2019

As someone who is half-Filipino and half-Hispanic and grew up in a diverse Dallas, TX, neighborhood, I never gave much thought to the politics of skin color and how that affected me – at least not until I entered the Jewish community.

A-Wa, a Band of Yemenite Jewish Sisters, Wants You to Feel at Home

A-Wa, a Band of Yemenite Jewish Sisters, Wants You to Feel at Home

Emily Burack, Alma, 05/29/2019

Let us introduce you to a band of sisters with the last name Haim. No, not the ones you’re thinking of. Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim are sisters from southern Israel, and together they form a band called A-WA (Arabic for “Yes,” pronounced AY-wah).

A Graphic Novel That Answers a Child’s Question About Being Biracial

A Graphic Novel That Answers a Child’s Question About Being Biracial

Ed Park, The New York Times, 05/02/2019

For a person of color in America, the term person of color can be both useful and divisive, at once a form of solidarity and a badge of alienation. There’s a flattening effect, too: A multitude of ethnicities and cultures, with their own color-coded nuances, get crammed into the initials P.O.C. Among its many virtues, Mira Jacob’s graphic memoir, GOOD TALK (One World, $30), helps us think through this term with grace and disarming wit.

Singer and Actress Gives Her Voice to Jewish and Black Cultures

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.

Adrian Piper’s Show at MoMA is the Largest Ever for a Living Artist. Why Hasn’t She Seen It?

Adrian Piper’s Show at MoMA is the Largest Ever for a Living Artist. Why Hasn’t She Seen It?

Thomas Chatterton Williams, The New York Times Magazine, 06/27/2018

The conceptual artist’s life and work push against the boundaries of race and identity in America.

As Jews of Color, We Need You to Read This

As Jews of Color, We Need You to Read This

Alma Staff, Alma, 06/20/2018

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Why do Black people think that everything is about race?

Why do Black people think that everything is about race?

John Metta, Those People, 05/07/2018

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

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

Julia Hernandez Nierenberg, J. The Jewish News of Northern California, 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

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.