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 ...
The Making of A Modern Kosher Baker
An African-American woman converts to Judaism and opens the only kosher bakery in town.
Conversion: A Black Jewish Can-Do Story
How one woman went from having no idea what Shabbat was to celebrating it every week.
5 Multicultural Recipes for Rosh Hashanah
From Asian challah to "Afro-Ashkefardi" chicken, these dishes will add flair to your holiday table.
Finding the Calling of My Soul, A Conversion Story
Sometimes your soul knows, before your mind, where it needs to go.
A Family Ritual for Blessing the New Year
A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah ceremony combines elements of Tashlich and a healing ritual.
Born Jewish or Not, You Matter
The way I look — my golden complexion and the abundance of ringlet curls on my head — combined with the difference in my upbringing have always challenged my place in society and even in the Jewish community.
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 of ...
A Global Purim Menu and Identity Discussion Guide
Purim is all about the hiding. Esther hid her identity from King Ahashverosh. Haman hid his evil side from the ...
What It Was Like To Grow Up Multiracial and Orthodox in a Hasidic Enclave
They were older than me, by at least five years, and I was afraid. Though my Satmar Hasidic neighbors were ...
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 ...
Jews and Muslims Coming Together in Minnesota
The final process of converting to Judaism is to meet with the beit din (a rabbinic “court” of three learned Jews, ...
African American Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Yeshiva Student
For some people, fitting into the status quo is soothing, comforting, peaceful. Not for me. For me, seeking a life ...
How Can Jews Talk About Race?
How can Jews talk about race? How can Jews not talk about race? Race is part of all of our ...