The Identity Dance: Actress Michelle St. John Used Personal Experiences as a Jewish Indian for Her Latest Role

Article about Sherman Alexie?s film about a gay Indian poet who falls in love with a Jewish woman, The Business of Fancydancing.? The film?features actress/singer Michelle St. John who is of Jewish and Christian Indian descent.

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Is the Jewish Community a Mean Girl?

“The organized Jewish community is nothing more than the mean girls from high school.” What?! I think I literally stopped breathing for a moment. Could it be true? I knew this lovely person across from me believed what she was saying. So I wondered, “Could this community that brings me so much joy and comfort […]

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How Do We Talk About Hate as a Family?

By Elizabeth Vocke A couple of weeks ago, as we were going to sleep, my husband said, “I’m sorry there are people out there who don’t like you because of your religion.” I have to say, I was a little startled by the comment, though it was appreciated. As a Conservative Jewish person growing up […]

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Finding the Light this Hanukkah

It’s the time of year when the days are short, the nights are dark, and the joyful music and decorations abound.  Wherever we go we hear celebratory music and greetings of “merry” and “happy.” I usually love this time of the year with its crisp air, sweet smells, and joyful song. But this year I […]

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Kosher Gospel Rocks the House at Seder Celebrating Jewish Diversity

A news article about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of the Jewish faith, focusing on African-American Jews who used to travels miles in order to prayer together in a black Jewish community, rather than in a local white European shul.

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Effort to Embrace Believers, from Burma to Uganda, Gains Steam

Reprinted editorial suggesting that, with Jewish population declines in the US and Israel, “lost Jews”–observant “Mosaic” communities in far-out places are “a large, untapped demographic and spiritual resevoir for

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The Challenge of Being Me

Personal narrative from a black Jewish woman who isn’t a misfit and has experienced little racism or anti-Semitism.

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Nation Divided: Coping With Racism in the Jewish Community

Like many Jews of color, the author sometimes has to represent all people of color in Jewish social situations.

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Nuclear (Family) Fusion: Seeing the World through Another’s Eyes

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a black man… or is it a black woman married to a Jewish man?

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