Meditating on Forgiveness with Victoria Washington

Meditating on Forgiveness with Victoria Washington

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

WATCH: 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

'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.

Jews of Color Navigate Issues of Inclusion During High Holiday Season

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.

A Laotian Recipe To Fortify Us for the Yom Kippur Fast

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.

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

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.

Coming to Believe in Collective Prayers of Repentance

Coming to Believe in Collective Prayers of Repentance

Rabbi Juan Mejía, 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

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

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

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: With Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: With Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar

Deborah Heiligman, National Geographic Children's Books, 07/10/2007

Deborah Heiligman's lively first-person text introduces readers to the sounding of the shofar, the holidays' greeting cards, prayers, and special foods.