Alpha Blondy Says 'Thank You, Israel'

Armin Rosen, Tablet, 05/09/2019

On tour in Holland, the reggae great talks about climbing Masada, seeing Mecca and 'the magic that music brings to the people'

S.F. Jewish Filipina heads to prestigious Wexner program

Maya Mirsky, The Jewish News of Northern California, 07/13/2018

S.F. Jewish Filipina woman, who converted to Judaism, heads to the prestigious Wexner program.

A Laotian Recipe To Fortify Us for the Yom Kippur Fast

Souksavat Soukhaseum, Jewish&, 09/25/2017

For this Laotian Jew, a rice recipe from his Buddhist childhood sustains him through Yom Kippur.

Living in many worlds

Joanne Palmer, New Jersey Jewish Standard, 09/25/2017

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

For Jews and Muslims of Morocco, a Supportive Relationship Built on a Complex History

Yardena Schwartz, NBC News, 07/15/2017

To an outsider, nothing seemed normal about this night, as Muslims were welcomed by the Jewish community to celebrate Ramadan at their synagogue, the members of the two faiths meeting in stark contrast when set against the religious conflicts that plague the region.

‘We’re Headed Toward One of the Greatest Divisions in the History of the Jewish People’

Emma Green, The Atlantic, 06/16/2017

A small, vocal group of Conservative rabbis is pushing the movement to accept marriages between Jews and non-Jews. The fight is really about the future of the religion.

Youth Poet-Laureate Embraces Creole and Jewish Heritage

Tova Ricardo, Jewish&, 05/03/2017

Poetry is power for Jewish biracial teen activist.

The Making of A Modern Kosher Baker

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 01/03/2017

Baker Brandie Itman moved her small home business into the kitchen of Beth El Synagogue adding a kosher option to the Minnesota landscape.

With Jewish-Asian marriages on the rise, academic couple takes on subject close to home

Renee Ghert-Zand, The Times of Israel, 10/13/2016

With Jew-Asian marriages on the rise, academic couple takes on subject close to homeHelen Kim and Noah Leavitt’s new book tackles assumptions about Jewish identities of intermarried families and their children


Multi-faith Ramadan peace dinner held in Israel

Shekhiynah Lar, , 01/01/1970

Abrahamic Reunion group promotes love, peace, communication, cooperation and dialogue among the people of the Holy Land.

Jewish and Asian: Intermarriages that yield Jewish kids

Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service, 07/08/2016

Noah Leavitt and Helen Kiyong Kim’s marriage is one of an increasing number of Jewish-Asian pairings in the U.S., a trend evident in many American synagogues. The two Whitman College professors have just released the first book-length study of Jewish-Asian couples and their offspring.

Rabbi Elected to National Office in Africa

Diane Tobin, Jewish&, 02/25/2016

Yes, it’s true. The Chief Rabbi of Uganda has been elected to parliament in his home country. A remarkable feat for a rabbi outside of Israel, not easily achieved.

Choose Your Own Identity

Bonnie Tsui, New York Times, 12/14/2015

I never realized how little I understood about race until I tried to explain it to my 5-year-old son. I’m Chinese-American and my husband is white, an American of English-Dutch-Irish descent; when I asked him the other day if he was Chinese, he said no.

Out of Africa, Into Perelman (Hopefully)

Bryan Schwartzman, Jewish Exponent, 12/02/2015

Fifteen years ago, when Lisa Pliskin, an Abrams Hebrew Academy alumna, married Mohamed Ismail, a native of Sudan, some friends and family wondered if her choice also meant the end of her Jewish identity.

Multiracial Millennial Jewish Children of Intermarriage -- Are We Meeting Them Where They Are At?

Helen K. Kim, Huffington Post, 10/27/2015

Be'chol Lashon's model is perhaps a good place to start - one that approaches these difficult conversations by encouraging curiosity about and celebration of difference amongst ourselves.

Funny - You Don't Look Jewish

Helen Kim, Whitman College, 05/11/2015

Contrary to previous studies on intermarriage that argue for the erosion of Judaism and Jewish identity, our work has demonstrated the opposite.

How My Family Navigates Being Equally Black & Jewish

Alina Adams, Kveller, 04/28/2015

Here's the deal: I'm Jewish. My husband is African-American. Our kids identify as both. Except, when it comes to community events, the scale tips much further into the Jewish column.