This week, Jews around the world will observe the second Yom Kippur of the Covid era. Despite the uncertainty of the never-ending pandemic, it remains a time for taking stock of the year that was and holding out hope for better times ahead.
We needed a verdict that would make the police think twice before pulling the trigger or even drawing their weapons.
Jews aren’t supposed to pick and choose for whom we pursue justice.
Davis may have seemed like the poster boy for Black Jews, but he never carried that kind of clout within the Black Jewish world that I grew up in.
From now on, I’m going to do far less talking about being a Jew and far more actually being a Jew.
My whole life, the self-appointed gatekeepers of American Jewry, almost always white people, have found my Judaism incomprehensible.
Where are the Abe Lincoln’s in our government’s leadership today?
Growing up, I was too black for the Jewish kids and too Jewish for the black kids.
Black people already have a place where we are protected from the cynicism, dysfunction and ugliness of the outside world: That place is Judaism.
Being Jewish has always been difficult for me. I, however, believe it’s this way by design.