Jenni Rudolphs most recent release, Water & Oil, speaks to her identity as a mixed race Jew.
The simpler answer may actually be what it doesn’t.
I am pleased to see that the new Pew 2020 study has found that the US Jewish population, along with the country’s population as a whole, is growing more racially and ethnically diverse.
Being Black in America is its own journey within the journey of just being human, and living, and discovering who you really are on a soul level. Then there’s being Black and Jewish.
I am constantly making mistakes, questioning my identity, and second-guessing myself, but I know that this work is a process.
My mixed-race daughter will be part of the nonwhite majority of American youth, which is cause for both celebration and fear.
Growing into my Jewish multicultural heritage and future.
Due to diasporic persecution and the pressures of cultural conformity, I cannot speak a language murdered out of my bloodline.
I appreciate the discomfort that many Jews feel being categorized as white. And yet, this use of the term “passing” is wrong.