Jewish Life in Africa

  “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: Jewish Indian Artist

“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”

Emerson Swift Mahon:  A Canadian Jew

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”

Black, White, Jewish and Tired

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”