Monthly Archives: February 2009

Black-Jewish Relations in the Obama Era

By Maital Guttman I remember the first time I saw <a href=”“>Sarah Silverman’s “Great Schlep.” My favorite part comes when she compares Jewish old folk with black folk. Sarah’s right not just about the track suits, but also about our … Continue reading

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What Being Sephardic Means To Me

By Sarah Aroeste As a child, I remember thinking there was something different, or rather special, about my family. For many years I didn’t know why the foods we ate all had seemingly Greek names, and the songs we sang … Continue reading

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Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish

By Aliza Hausman Why does everyone stare at me in shul? My hair is furrier, fuzzier and a foot taller than everyone else’s. Among “my people” in the Dominican Republic, I am considered rather pale. But in a crowd of … Continue reading

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A Voice for Jews of Color

Yavilah McCoy Advocates for Jewish Multiculturalism By Jeremy Gillick Growing up in an Orthodox household in Brooklyn and attending religious schools, Yavilah McCoy, the daughter of two Jewish converts, identified strongly with Judaism. But because she is black, her religious … Continue reading

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