“Jewish life is thriving in Africa. That’s what British-American photographer Jono David discovered during a four-year journey across the continent. David set out to document the Jewish landscape of Africa, from dwindling European enclaves in South Africa to the isolated Egyptian Jewish community — to the unprecedented blossoming of Judaism among Sub-Saharan Africans.” Forward.comContinue reading “Jewish Life in Africa”
“Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay, now living in the US. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. In her paintings she combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both IndianContinue reading “Siona Benjamin: Jewish Indian Artist”
Joeseph David Savoy: The Black Orthodox The Black Orthodox: Joseph David Savoy NYMAG.ORG “I moved to New York in 2007, and in Crown Heights the Jewish community has been wonderful. But from African-Americans, every day I get looks and stares. I’ve had people yell “Heil Hitler.” One guy threatened to stab me. If there areContinue reading “The Black Orthodox”
By: Eiran Harris – Canadian Jewish News Read more at: Emerson Swift Mahon In 1912, a young black man left Grenada in a quest for learning. His voyage led him to Canada and conversion to Judaism “May you be written in the book of life in the New Year,” says the greeting in Yiddish onContinue reading “Emerson Swift Mahon: A Canadian Jew”
Read about her at Forward.com Hirut Yosef
f0und online Black, White, Jewish and Tired RUTHIE NEWMAN-SCHWARTZ·THURSDAY, 14 JULY 2016 My father is black. My mother is white. I am biracial. We’re all Jewish. In my mind, it’s as simple as that. The reality, however, is far more complicated. I find my biracial blood and multicultural family tree to be a source ofContinue reading “Black, White, Jewish and Tired”
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by: Deryck (Hamilton, Canada) The Jewish people have always been a diverse group throughout ancient history and into the twenty-first century. The range of who or what is Jewish is truly extraordinary and vast.