Rabbi Rachel M. Solomin
Rabbi Rachel Miller Solomin is an educator living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of the University of Judaism (now American Jewish University) in 2001.
Articles by Rabbi Rachel M. Solomin
Who Are Mizrahi Jews?
Though often confused with Sephardic Jews, Mizrahi Jews have a separate Middle Eastern heritage.
Who Are Sephardic Jews?
After their expulsion from Spain in 1492, Sephardic Jews mostly settled in Amsterdam, North Africa and the Middle East.
Who Are Ashkenazi Jews?
The Jewish ethnic identity most readily recognized by North Americans -- the culture of matzah balls, black-hatted Hasidim, and Yiddish -- originated in medieval Germany.
Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi and Ethiopian Jews
The Jewish world is more ethnically and racially diverse than many people realize.
How to Negotiate Jewish Differences
9 tips to help your family get along, even if members observe Judaism differently.