Andrew Esensten

Andrew Esensten is a writer and researcher based in San Francisco. He was a staff writer at Haaretz English Edition and is writing a book on Israel's African Hebrew Israelite community. Follow him on Twitter.

Articles by Andrew Esensten

From the Marines to Montana, Rabbi-To-Be Embraces Challenges

“Being a Jew of color in a rural environment in an incredibly white state is really difficult at times, and yet it’s exactly where I want to be.”

Black Jewish Educator Advocates for More Inclusive Classrooms

Former district school leader and author of forthcoming book on "identity safe classrooms" shares best practices.

First Persian Female Rabbi Finds Her Voice

Rabbi Tarlan Rabizadeh, a Jewish Emergent Network rabbinic fellow at The Kitchen in San Francisco, identifies with Queen Esther.

Meet the Hardest Working Sephardic Man in Show Business

David Serero draws on his Moroccan Jewish heritage in his adaptations of classic plays.

Teff Matzah: A Passover Experiment

A kosher-for-Passover alternative to injera...that we don't recommend.

What Would Historical African American-Jewish Music Sound Like?

Anthony Russell’s brilliant new album attempts to answer that question.

Abayudaya Leader to Israelis: “We Are Your Brothers and Sisters”

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu reflects on his recent visit to Israel.

Martin Luther King’s Forgotten Visit to the Holy Land

What we can learn from MLK's most important trip of his life