The only one who can explain to my son what it means to be the child of a Soviet-born Jewish writer and a Harlem-raised African-American engineer the way that I want it explained, is me.
The personal narrative of an intermarried woman who believes the values she and her African-American husband teach her children are universal, not just Jewish.
Does the huge conversation about Rachel Dolezal, who resigned as president of the Spokane, WA, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after it was revealed that she identified as African-American while her parents are White, have any relevance to efforts to engage interfaith families in Jewish life and community? I’m […]
Well, I went to the water one day to pray. And my soul got happy and I stayed all day. [Don’t you know that God’s gonna trouble the water!] – “Wade in the Water” Mary Mary As a Jewish woman who feels deeply rooted in her African- and Native-American family’s heritage, the famous Negro spiritual […]
Feature about Carolivia Herron, who grew up black, became Jewish and wrote Nappy Hair.
The story of African-American Jews-by-choice and the prejudice they often receive from people in the Jewish community.
Profile of Jacqueline Giles, an African-American mathematics professor who found out as an adult that she has Jewish ancestry.
Personal narrative by an adopted woman whose Catholic parents ignored her birth mother’s wish that she be raised Jewish, nevertheless, the woman always “felt” Jewish growing up
Personal narrative from a woman whose Jewish mother and black father were united by civil rights and who began exploring her heritage in college.
A personal narrative from a Jewish immigrant woman on her Christian African-American husband and their decision to raise their sons as 100% Jewish and 100% New Yorkers.