beliefs

When Faced With Hatred, Do We Stay or Do We Go?

But there came a time when the racism joined with political power was simply too much...

Why My Father Went to War

  I had already seen the cover art of this week’s New Yorker magazine in a news feed, but when ...

Large Multicultural Family Finds a Jewish Home In North Carolina

Though they did not start off life as Jews, Puah Millsaps and her multiracial family have never felt more welcome ...

Calling Me a LibTarded B—– Won’t Help

Recently someone called me a libtarded b—- in the course of a Facebook discussion regarding the president’s executive order reinstating ...

I Am Not Afraid

Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? I was, but I’ve been taking a course — well, ...

On Shofar Blowing and Racism

  מִן-הַמֵּצַר, קָרָאתִי יָּהּ;    עָנָנִי בַמֶּרְחָב יָהּ Out of the tight place I called to the LORD; God answered me ...

Humor and My Authentically Black Jewish Self

“How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it. Happy Passover y’all.” This was the caption that I wrote on one ...

From Looking Jewish to Being Jewish

Cultural anthropologists call it ‘going native’. You find yourself in the field as a participant observer of your host culture ...

An African American Jew Journeys to Orthodoxy

Life is a journey for each of us. It’s full of twists and turns and sometimes things happen to us ...

What Makes A Rabbi A Rabbi?

Rabbis are rabbis in no small part by the work they do, pastoral, ritual, social justice, organizational, all informed by ...