A Black Orthodox Rabbi Explains How He Navigates Both Racism And Anti-Semitism

Jamie Feldman, Huffington Post, 12/06/2018

MaNishtana’s bio states that he is a writer, speaker, rabbi, playwright and author. It goes on to explain that he is also black, Jewish and Orthodox.

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.

Brooklyn Orthodox shul hires woman spiritual leader

Jewish Community Voices, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, 09/13/2017

What It Was Like To Grow Up Multiracial and Orthodox in a Hasidic Enclave

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 02/15/2017

They were older than me, by at least five years, and I was afraid. Though my Satmar Hasidic neighbors were my friends, their cousins usually approached me with disdain whenever I’d go over for a playdate.

African American Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Yeshiva Student

Mordechai Ben Avraham Hazzan, Jewish&, 01/19/2017

Today I am a yeshiva student studying Torah full time. Before this, I was a Republican candidate for Congress.

Lot, the Subjective Stranger: A Call for Diversity

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 10/30/2014

But when? and how?! How do I harmoniously keep inclusion as a central value in my life, while also recognizing the need for boundaries?

An African American Jew Journeys to Orthodoxy

Yasminah Respes, Jewish&, 07/08/2016

Both sides of my family came to Judaism from Christianity. My paternal grandfather began to learn more about Judaism after he already had children. He went to a Jewish book store and since there wasn’t a Rabbi at the time who was willing to teach him, he taught himself through books.

Welcome to the Orthodox Prayer Group Where Women Lead � and Men Sit Behind Mechitza Read more: http://forward.com/news/343840/welcome-to-the-orthodox-prayer-group-where-women-lead-and-men-sit-behind-me/#ixzz4DZPS5mkL

Sam Kestenhaum, Forward Magazine, 06/29/2016

The doors are open to everyone at Shabbat services held on the ground floor of this Nostrand Avenue building in Brooklyn. But, unlike most Orthodox spaces, here it’s the women who lead prayers. Men? They can sit in the back.

Black rapper who found spiritual home in Orthodoxy on the move to Israel

Cathryn Prince, The Times of Israel, 02/15/2016

Kreplach with Collard Greens

Laura Kumin, Jewish Food Experience, 02/08/2015

Black, Jewish and gay, Twitty is devoted to exploring the culinary history of his African and Afro-American roots, but equally interested in Jewish cooking.

Kosher Soul Food Brings Together African-American and Jewish Cuisine

Tal Kra-Oz, Tablet, 01/15/2015

When Michael Twitty was growing up outside Washington, D.C., the treat in his house every weekend was challah—a taste his Lutheran mother developed during her childhood in Cincinnati, where the only baker open on Sundays was Jewish.

Do 1 Rabba, 2 Rabbis and 1 Yeshiva = a New Denomination?

Sarah Breger, Moment Magazine, 03/08/2013

The Black Orthodox

Molly Langmuir, New York Magazine, 12/23/2012