The American Jewish story needs to include more non-Ashkenazi Jews like me

Layla Rudy, JTA, 09/30/2020

I have never met that level of blatant hostility, but now, venturing out of my community and onto a university campus in Brooklyn and now Montreal, I do encounter confusion and questioning when I tell classmates that I’m a Syrian Jew. I’m often met with, “There are Jews in Syria?”

A Sephardic Chanukah

Nancy Davidson, The New York Sun, 11/28/2007