How we think about the term 'enslaved' matters

Nell Irvin Painter, The Guardian, 08/14/2019

400 years ago, the first Africans who came to America were not ‘enslaved’, they were indentured – and this makes a crucial difference when we think about the meanings of our past.

How we think about enslavement matters

Nell Irvin Painter, The Guardian, 08/14/2019

400 years ago, the first Africans who came to America were not ‘enslaved’, they were indentured – and this makes a crucial difference when we think about the meanings of our past.

Never Again, Northern Star

Stacey Aviva Flint, The New York Jewish Week, 05/02/2019

One of the most healing aspect of Judaism to me is remembering pain and then transforming that into a commitment to heal myself, help heal others, and stand up for injustice so that our world can be better.

Why Are We Called the Children of Israel and Not Jacob?

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 12/01/2014

Jacob wrestled with the angel and the battle left him with a limp and a new name. Jews collectively embrace the name Israel, because we will wrestle, even when it means that we may leave limping.

Navigating Jewish and American Slavery Narratives

Steven Sirbu, My Jewish Learning, 01/11/2016

As Jews, we know about the power of narrative. The slavery narrative presented in the Book of Exodus and retold around the Passover table is probably the most powerful because it is the foundation of so many Jewish values: faith, compassion and justice, just to name a few.

Celebrating Heroes During Black History Month

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 02/16/2015

Black history matters. Why? Because if black lives matter, so do our history. It also matters because, in truth, there is white history. That history has so many lies that its proponents’ greatest fears are truth and reality.

In Sudan, A Modern-Day Story of Slavery

Charles Jacobs, Forward, 04/09/2004