On tour in Holland, the reggae great talks about climbing Masada, seeing Mecca and 'the magic that music brings to the people'
For this Laotian Jew, a rice recipe from his Buddhist childhood sustains him through Yom Kippur.
Indian, Jew, Yiddish-speaker, Tamil-speaker, linguist, professor – Meylekh Viswanath of Teaneck is, does, and thinks about it all.
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.
One of the wisest things ever said about intermarriage came from former Atlantic sports columnist Jake Simpson: “No stat could have predicted … the wonder that was David Tyree’s helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII.”
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.
Poetry is power for Jewish biracial teen activist.
Baker Brandie Itman moved her small home business into the kitchen of Beth El Synagogue adding a kosher option to the Minnesota landscape.
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
Abrahamic Reunion group promotes love, peace, communication, cooperation and dialogue among the people of the Holy Land.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contrary to previous studies on intermarriage that argue for the erosion of Judaism and Jewish identity, our work has demonstrated the opposite.
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.