Kristin reading from the Torah

How I Came to Embrace My Important Role in Judaism

Why my role as a Japanese American convert to Judaism is invaluable

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Becky & Femi

The C Word

Becky isn’t expecting her fiance’s response to her Christmas tree opposition

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A Girl, a Guy and a Waffle House

In case you didn’t notice from the pictures, Femi and I are a devilishly handsome, interfaith, interracial couple. We also happen to live in the South. While Atlanta is a shiny blue dot amongst a sea of red, it’s still the South. There are challenges we have down here unique to any other part of […]

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Our Most Important Difference

By Kelly Banker I had been living at Moishe Kavod House (a home-based Jewish community for young adults) for about a month when my boyfriend, Courtney, and I decided it would be exciting for him to accompany me to Shabbat services. The gatherings are always well-attended by lots of friendly folks, so I figured it […]

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Faith, Race, Feminism and the Ties that Bind

Zach Levy, the left-leaning son of Holocaust survivors, promises his mother on her deathbed that he will marry within the tribe and raise Jewish children. When he falls for Cleo Scott, an African American activist grappling with her own inherited trauma, he must reconcile his old vow to the family he loves with the present […]

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It’s Time to Stop Encouraging In-marriage

There are many in the Jewish community, including Steven M. Cohen in his recent response in The Forward’s Seesaw column, who put forward a two-pronged approach to sustain the American Jewish community in light of the high rate of intermarriage. First, they encourage in-marriage. But when that fails, they encourage interfaith families to engage Jewishly […]

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Finding Their Voice: Jews of Color Are Slowly Putting Their Concerns on the Communal Agenda

The story of African-American Jews-by-choice and the prejudice they often receive from people in the Jewish community.

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