American Jewry Has a Blind Spot Regarding Mizrahi Jews

Nave Dromi, Jewish Journal, 07/11/2020

The recent discussion about “Jews of Color,” who fit this identity and whose numbers relative to the total Jewish population are significant, has once again exposed a blind spot in American Jewry.

Inside Elat Market: The grocery store at the nexus of Los Angeles’ Persian Jewish community

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 06/15/2020

Elat Market has everything needed for a Shabbat meal to make any Persian Jewish grandma proud — from Persian classics like seeded flatbreads, smoked fish and pickled vegetables to Israeli-style hummus and tahini.

Persian Singer Embraces Multiple Roles: Band Leader, Scholar, and Teacher

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 05/12/2020

Mizrachi music is the soundtrack we need for this moment.

How Shakshuka and Other Middle Eastern Dishes Turned Into Iconic 'Jewish Food'

Rafram Chaddad and Yigal Nizri, Haaretz, 11/21/2019

Taking what Jews and Arabs have cooked for generations and attaching the label 'Israeli' to it is culinary injustice.

Paradise Lost - An Iraqi Jewish Story

Aron Hirt-Manheimer and Tamar Ruben, Reformjudaism.org, 10/15/2019

interview with Tamara Ruben

Iraqi Chicken Stuffed With Spiced Rice Recipe

Leah Koenig, The Nosher, 09/20/2019

A slow-cooked comfort dish perfect for Shabbat lunch.

Writing a new chapter in education about Mizrachi and Sephardi Jews

Maya Mirsky, The J., 09/19/2019

It’s a question of telling the stories of all students in the classroom.

Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews deserve to be counted

Sarah Levin, JTA, 09/17/2019

Mizrachi and Sephardic Jews are certainly racially diverse, but have rarely defined themselves in racial terms.

Born and Raised in Israel, Moroccan Jew Sets Out to Find Erased Identity in Her Parents' Homeland

Khen Elmaleh, Haaretz, 08/09/2019

On a first visit to Africa's northwestern corner, Khen Elmaleh tackles cultural erasure and fulfills her grandfather's dream.

If A-Wa Wants Real Mizrahi Revival, It'sTime To Get Political

Leeron Hoory, Forward Magazine, 06/27/2016

A-Wa, the groundbreaking band made up of three Israeli Yemenite sisters who famously sing in Arabic, has just released its first album “Habib Galbi” in the U.S. The band was listed by Rolling Stone last week as one of the 10 New Artists You Need To Know. The group’s first music video, “Habib Galbi,” has attracted 3.5 million views, and they’ve been covered by NPR, VICE, The Washington Post and other international publications.

Push launched for Mizrahi heritage in schools

Tamar Travelsky Haddad, Ynet News, 02/05/2016

Following years of criticism for neglecting non-European Jewish history and culture, the Education Ministry has formed a committee to recommend necessary action.

Push launches for Mizrahi heritage in schools

Tamar Travelsky Haddad, Ynet, 02/05/2016

Israel marks exodus of Jews from Arab countries

Staff, Times of Israel, 11/30/2015

850,000 Jews fled from Mideast countries and Iran in 1930s-50s; Shas’s Deri says next banknotes should feature eastern writers.

I'm a Mizrahi Jew. Do I Count as a Person of Color?

Sigal Samuel, Forward, 08/10/2015

Am I a person of color? You’d think there would be a straightforward answer to a question like that. And for a while, I thought there was. I thought the answer was yes.

The Last of the Arab Jews

Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal, 02/13/2015

Here, in the heart of the Muslim world, the crowds were speaking Arabic. The band was Arab too, playing boisterous Arabic melodies. But the revelers were Orthodox Jews—as devout as they come.

Learning to Undo 'Ashkenormativity'

Jonathan Katz, The Forward, 11/05/2014

How Iranian Jews Shaped Modern Los Angeles

Gina Nahal, The Forward, 11/04/2014