Jews of color on what Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to them in 2019

Josefin Dolsten and Ben Sales, JTA, 01/17/2019

JTA asked Jews of color to share their thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

How a multiracial Orthodox rabbi is using his background to create a unique community in Brooklyn

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 06/18/2018

Growing up in the Orthodox community of Monsey, New York, as the son of an African-American mother who converted to Judaism and a white Ashkenazi father who became religious later in life, Isaiah Rothstein knows what it’s like not to fit in.

Lighting to be Seen

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 12/22/2014

When I light my menorah , I let the whole world know that sometimes I cannot see, and I really need you, my fellow-being, to show me the way, to lift me up, to push me forward and to encourage me to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Achieving Shalom

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 12/10/2014

In this week’s Torah portion we see the absence of Shalom as the greatest recipe for destruction.

Seeing Double

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 11/13/2014

As we navigate a world filled with complex paradoxes and certain ambiguity, we should embrace dualities and reach out to connect with that which is beyond our selves and personal experience.

Our Jewish African Roots

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 04/24/2014

Last winter I had the distinct pleasure of joining the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) cohort of twenty-five young professionals on a journey to Ethiopia.