In Israel, the holiday officially began on Nov. 26 and continues through Nov. 27.
Julius Lester, a celebrated African American author and civil rights activist whose conversion to Judaism in the 1980s made him a celebrated face of Jewish diversity, has died at 78
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African-American Jews can offer surprising insights about the Jewish community.
I wanted my son to meet a Jewish hero, so I invited one for dinner. His name is Joseph Enyew. He is an Ethiopian Jew. In 1984, just finishing his teen years, Joseph rescued more than 1,500 Jewish souls.
At first glance, Lacey Schwartz's childhood seems pretty picturesque: Raised in Woodstock, New York — a sleepy town located about 2 hours north of Manhattan — Schwartz grew up as the only child of her white, Jewish parents, enveloped by a loving community of friends and teachers.
In a small city in Venezuela, there are nine Jews. Five adults, two teens, two children. They pray the same prayers you do. They celebrate the same holidays you do. They worry about the safety of their children and of the Jewish people, like you do.
On Election Day 2008, Marcella White Campbell remembers her 4-year-old son playing in front of the TV, repeating the name of the man who would soon become the first African-American president of the United States.
The morning of her conversion to Judaism, Diana Sewell was so nervous she "was running around like a headless chicken" in her Australia home. Meanwhile, some 9,000 miles away in Georgia, her rabbi was dealing with computer difficulties.