Growing up half-Jewish and half-Chinese, Alfred Miller felt that he didn’t belong among his own people. Then he went on two very different ‘Birthright’ trips.
You might have the best intentions, but you’re not really being a great ally to Jews of color if you indulge in these eight attitudes — starting with ‘It’s all about me!’
Rachel Gross has tried to claim a Chinese and Jewish identity simultaneously — only to be told that she doesn’t count as either. Can she straddle the divide between cultures without being deemed inauthentic?
Ilana Kaufman is black, gay — and a Jewish community leader. Instead of recognizing her for who she is, some people prefer to reach out and touch her ‘very interesting’ hair.
Sigal Samuel’s family hails from the Middle East and North Africa. Does that make her non-white? She asked everyone from Mizrahi Jews to the U.S. Census Bureau — and found a surprising mix of answers.
Being a Jew of color means something very different in India than it does in America. Nathaniel Jhirad explains the upsides of growing up Bene Israel in Mumbai.
If you’re an African-American Jew who wants a wearable symbol that screams ‘Jewish,’ you might run into problems with the Star of David, which was used as a gang symbol. Here’s why MaNishtana decided to reclaim it.
Anthony Russell loves performing classical Yiddish music. Performing his Jewish audiences’ conventional idea of blackness? Not so much.
Samantha Yi is the grandchild of a Jewish Holocaust survivor and a kidnapped Korean mechanic. As a double minority growing up in America, does she get twice the privilege — or twice the discrimination?
Since her conversion, Ayanna Nahmias has gone on a lot of bad dates with Orthodox Jews. Now that her biracial son is of age, how can she instill in him the hope of finding a loving Jewish partner?