Jewish& is a blog by Be’chol Lashon, which gives voice to the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. The original multicultural people, Jews have lived around the world for millennia. Today, with globalism and inclusion so key in making choices about engaging in Jewish life,Jewish& provides a forum for personal reflection, discussion, and debate.
Try to See Me
Even before the pandemic, even before I started wearing a mask in public, some people saw me as just a big, suspicious-looking black guy because of their implicit biases.
Matcha Cheesecake for Shavuot? Yes, Please
One sliver lining of quarantine has been spending quality time with my Japanese father and Israeli mother.
Learning to See My Jewish and Korean Identities as Complementary
I am constantly making mistakes, questioning my identity, and second-guessing myself, but I know that this work is a process.
Persian Singer Embraces Multiple Roles: Band Leader, Scholar, and Teacher
Mizrachi music is the soundtrack we need for this moment.
Checking in with Mothers of Multiracial Jewish Children
Four mothers share insights about raising children who navigate multiple identities, making the best of quarantine.
Young “Jewmaican” Musician Releases First EP
Elijah Gordon, aka Sølä, The Jewmaican, explores his Jewish-Jamaican identity on "OnTrack."
Xenotheque 2020: Multilingual Poetry Festival Goes Virtual
Watch live on Be'chol Lashon's Facebook page on Friday, May 1 at 3:00 PM EST.
Surviving the Holocaust in Libya, Starting Over in Israel
Whenever we talk about my grandmother in my family, someone always says, “A stranger will not understand this.”
Reflections on Illness, Separation, and “BallinStadt,” My Family’s Ellis Island
The former emigration station in Hamburg has special meaning for me because both of my grandfathers departed for Colombia from there in the 1930s.