Jewish& Blog

Giving voice to the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience

Birthright While Black

Shekhiynah Larks, 02/10/2019

What one Birthright participant learned from her first trip to Israel.

From Germany to Gabon: The Poetry of Jewish Experience

Ruth Abusch-Magder, 01/09/2019

Jews from around the world participate in unique community event.

When Life Changes Your Plans

Team Be'chol Lashon, 12/17/2018

A memoir of an American Jewish Indian adoptee.

Latino, Hispanic or Sephardic?

Sarah Aroeste, 12/13/2018

A Sephardi Jew explains some commonly confused terms.

Recipes and Memories from Hanukkah in India

Eddna Samuel, 11/29/2018

An Indian Jew shares her Hanukkah traditions

Why this Mixed-Race Jew Loves Hanukkah

Marra Gad, 11/26/2018

How the ancient Hanukkah story inspires a modern thinking about race and authenticity.

When the Mikvah Water Touches Your Black Hair

Shekhiynah Larks, 11/14/2018

A conversion brings wholeness to body, mind and spirit.

After Pittsburgh, Why “They” Won’t Win

Marcella White Campbell, 10/31/2018

Mom draws on Black and Jewish heritage in face of daughter's fear

From Small Town Ethiopia to Big City Law Student

Bezawit Abebe, 10/23/2018

How parents' courage inspired a life of service for one Ethiopian Jew