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Becoming a Jewish Ethiopian American Family

It is an incredible responsibility to raise a child. In choosing foreign adoption, we have become parents to a beautiful ...

What Do You Call a Questioning Convert? Rabbi.

“Why did you convert?” I have been asked this question many times before, sometimes out of deep interest and sometimes ...

The Poetry of Jewish Black Identity

I became Bar Mitzvah on April 20th, 2002, the 130th anniversary of Hitler’s birth. My dad’s side of the family ...

From Hail Mary to Hail Miriam

At 6’2”, 210-pound Avi Rosenblum has tattoos that reflect his religious faith and cultural heritage. He stands out. Some might ...

“Kosher Soul” Shabbat

If you could only cook three dishes for Shabbat dinner what would they be? This was the question we posed ...

The Sultan’s Curse

Iris Aluf Medina was born and raised in Turkey and now lives in San Francisco. We met up with this ...

Beyond Latkes: Hanukkah Around the World

Hanukkah is observed with joy and celebration in Jewish communities around the world. There are 8 nights of lights and ...

Psalms for the Philippines

Oklahoma City, where I live, has an amazing Jewish community. And, unfortunately, this amazing Jewish community is an expert in ...

Ladino Pregnant Pop

“Ensuenyo Te Vi” Three words that normally don’t go together: Ladino, Pop, Pregnant. But in my world they make a ...

A Typical Jewish Mother… in Uganda

In my early 30s, I had exciting opportunities to visit and work with public health projects in Uganda several times. ...