JTA asked Jews of color to share their thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.
“He was a tall man with broad shoulders, the type we used to call ‘a real goliath,’ powerful and with an unusual personality to boot."
Commonly defined as peace, hello and goodbye, Shalom cannot simply be translated and then understood by its English description.
Diversity is like a pizza pie.
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.