A reflection on Juneteenth 2021

A reflection on Juneteenth 2021

Lewis R. Gordon, Jewish&, 06/30/2021

The House of Representatives voted on 16 June to honour the day slavery was outlawed in the US. Philosopher Lewis R Gordon contemplates this victory for democracy.

What really happened on Juneteenth — and why it’s time for supremacists and their sympathizers to surrender

What really happened on Juneteenth — and why it’s time for supremacists and their sympathizers to surrender

Robin Washington, Jewish&, 06/18/2021

Galveston’s Blacks already knew they were free, so did their slaveholders, who nonetheless kept them in bondage — not by deceit or ignorance, but by the brute force and dehumanizing torture they'd used for 200 years.

Juneteenth Becomes a National Holiday

Juneteenth Becomes a National Holiday

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 06/17/2021

Juneteenth commemorates the day that the last enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were finally able to claim freedom from illegal chattel slavery.

Clap Your Hands: A Psalm for Juneteenth

Clap Your Hands: A Psalm for Juneteenth

Team Be’chol Lashon, Jewish&, 06/17/2021

Use this Psalm to commemorate Juneteenth.

Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat

Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat

Diane Tob, 06/14/2021

Join Be’chol Lashon for this unique celebration of our community’s diversity.

Nearly 7,000 People Attend Juneteenth Shabbat Commemoration

Nearly 7,000 People Attend Juneteenth Shabbat Commemoration

Esther D. Kustanowitz, Jewish Journal, 06/22/2020

Be’chol Lashon, which has been celebrating and advocating for the racial and ethnic diversity of the Jewish people since 2000, celebrated with a prayer service welcoming Shabbat and featuring two rabbis of color.

What Juneteenth Means to My Black Jewish Family

What Juneteenth Means to My Black Jewish Family

What Juneteenth Means to My Black Jewish Family, Jewish&, 06/18/2020

I wanted to show my children what “biracial” really meant, piecing together their father’s Scottish and Russian Jewish ancestry with my Black Arkansas and San Francisco roots.

Juneteenth: Joy in the Midst of Pain

Juneteenth: Joy in the Midst of Pain

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 06/18/2020

While the death of George Floyd brings up personal traumas for many us, it’s important to remember that part of self-care is finding joy.

Amid a national reckoning over race, Jews are embracing Juneteenth

Amid a national reckoning over race, Jews are embracing Juneteenth

Josefin Dolsten and Philissa Cramer, JTA, 06/18/2020

One major event capitalizing on this year’s Juneteenth timing is an online Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat service organized by Be’chol Lashon.