What My Black Jewish Son Teaches Me About Rachel Dolezal

The internet is rushing to condemn Rachel Dolezal in no uncertain terms. But Alina Adams, whose son is black and Jewish, knows that racial identity is much more complicated.


Israeli Theater Is Having Its 'Klinghoffer' Moment

Remember all the hullabaloo over ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’? Now, the Israeli-Arab play ‘A Parallel Time’ is generating a similar controversy. Can the Haifa production learn anything from the American one?


What Flag Should Yiddish Fly?

How do you represent Yiddish in a flag? Popular language learning site Duolingo has come up with an answer, but Sebastian Shulman says it’s an offense to the language.


Why Rachel Dolezal Story Hits Raw Nerve for Jews

The Rachel Dolezal story has touched a historic nerve for Jews, Allison Kaplan Sommer writes. We’ve sometimes passed as black — and there have been fake ‘wannabe Jews,’ too.


How Birthright Is Failing the Pro-Israel Cause

Madison Margolin got a lot out of Birthright — but not a single tip on how to answer the schoolmates who grilled her on her choice ‘to support racist nationalism.’

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