What Sex Workers and Farts in the Talmud Teach Us
Rabbinic Reflections on Redemption
Meet a Few Clergy of Color Leading Us Into 5783
These Be’chol Lashon bloggers are taking to the bimah for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
Meditating on Forgiveness with Victoria Washington
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.