Meditating on Forgiveness with Victoria Washington

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 09/29/2020

VIDEO: A pre-Yom Kippur conversation with the criminal defense attorney and victims' rights advocate.

'We Jews are not a race': A rabbi of color speaks personally on Yom Kippur

Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Forward, 09/28/2020

I know what you’re thinking. I don’t exactly have the “Jewish look.” You think of Jews as a people, with Jewish surnames, Jewish features, even our own genetic diseases. I understood what the community was telling me. That Jewish peoplehood was akin to race. Something immutable and hereditary. An exclusive club you had to be born into. And even though I had a Jewish father, with my Asian-American face, I would never really be Jewish.

Discovering Yom Kippur Tradition and a Beautiful Break-Fast Pastry in Mumbai

Shulie Madnick, Food Wanderings, 09/21/2020

Last year, I made my first visit to Mumbai to walk in my mom’s proverbial footsteps and discover my Indian-Jewish heritage.

Jews of Color Navigate Issues of Inclusion During High Holiday Season

Post Staff, Post News Group, 10/03/2019

The Jewish population is becoming more and more diverse, with Black and Brown people who are born in the faith or converts becoming more visible.

No, It’s Not Anti-Semitic To Schedule Your March For Yom Kippur

Barat Ellmen, The Forward, 09/25/2017

When the Jewish community learned that the March for Racial Justice was scheduled for Yom Kippur (September 30), outraged responses filled social media.

A Laotian Recipe To Fortify Us for the Yom Kippur Fast

Souksavat Soukhaseum, Jewish&, 09/25/2017

For this Laotian Jew, a rice recipe from his Buddhist childhood sustains him through Yom Kippur.

Coming to Believe in Collective Prayers of Repentance

Juan Mejia, Jewish&, 08/29/2017

How a former Catholic became a believer and leader of collective Jewish prayers of repentance.

A Letter to My Black and Jewish Daughter in Light of the Election

Marcella White Campbell, Jewish&, 11/17/2016

You came to me, now grown the morning after the election, and cried. This wasn’t supposed to happen, you said. I didn’t know what to say in return.

The Lemba Jews of Zimbabwe are having a hopeful New Year

KATYA CENGEL, NPR KQED Public Media, 10/09/2016

The Lemba Jews of Zimbabwe are having a hopeful New Year

A hole other tradition fro Yom Kippur breakfast

Shulie Madnick, The Telegraph, 09/15/2015

After 24-plus hours of prayer and contemplation, without food or drink or even a good tooth scrubbing, a meal crafted with a tender stomach and sodium recovery in mind becomes a blessing for all.

A Family Ritual for Blessing the New Year

Marcia Weingarten, Jewish&, 09/09/2015

Over the generations, our family tradition had been to go to the beach on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Now that we live in disparate parts of Los Angeles, have differing synagogue schedules and levels of observance, our extended families (about 40 of us) come from throughout the greater Los Angeles area and meet at Venice Beach on the Sunday morning between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, bringing our beach chairs and something to share at our informal brunch that follows.

Prayer for Diversity

Maya Resnikoff and Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 09/22/2014

Breaking the Fast with a Cambodian Rabbi

Joe Freeman, Tablet Magazine, 09/13/2013

Spiritual Yom Kippur in the heart of old Mexico

Janet Bein, J Weekly, 11/17/2011

Yom Kippur machzor translated for Brazilian Jews

JTA, The Jerusalem Post, 09/13/2010

Hindus greet Jews on Yom Kippur

Webmast,, 09/10/2010

Here's Just the Ticket for Observing High Holy Days

Robin Washington, Duluth News Tribune, 09/27/2006

Fasting Has a Way of Humbling the Self

Rabbi Capers Funnye, NPR, 09/20/2006