Jews aren’t supposed to pick and choose for whom we pursue justice.
“Race is new for white people, and that’s part of the problem. Jewish whiteness and the Jewish relationship to racism is different.”
All of the available data shows that Jews of color are more highly intermarried than other Jews.
When we erase Jews of color and focus exclusively on white Jews, we fail this moment of national racial reckoning.
For immigrant Jews, seeing Aunt Jemima’s ads in the pages of the Yiddish press could have been their first introduction to American racism.
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.
Many of the houses of worship still maintain some remnants of their previous use.
Supporting BLM does not mean signing on to every aspect of the movement; it means standing with the Torah’s teaching that all humans matter.
“We have a great, prophetic responsibility to be involved.”
The Black-Jewish alliance has historically been rooted as much in common interests as in common dreams.