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?
From now on, I’m going to do far less talking about being a Jew and far more actually being a Jew.
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.
People often ask me, What is it that black Jews want from white Jews? Here is my answer: Stop calling us black Jews.
It’s not my criticism of Israel that’s the real shonda here. The real shonda is the reason I had to do it in the first place.
I realized that I didn’t have a single friend who was Jewish and of African descent whose stories made me want to book a flight.