For Lunar New Year Shabbat, we asked four Asian American Jews what the holiday means to them.
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.
Lukas Arnold talks about his life all the time; it’s central to the comedy that has earned him 1.1 million followers on TikTok. And yet, the more he talks about himself, the more of an enigma he becomes.
We all suffer from the ills of racism because we are all a product of a system designed to privilege one group of people over another.
“It felt like a call to do something that would really amplify our collective voice.”
“The rhetoric that is in the background doesn’t just disappear. It’s not going to go away once these protests are over or once it’s died down.”
“Media is the way we learn who is important, who is ‘normal.’”
“The community needed a racially sensitive and inclusive COVID-19 fund, so we created one.”
Juneteenth celebrates one of the most important events in American history: the end of slavery. June 19, 1865, was Galveston, Texas, finally freed its enslaved people — the last place in the United States to do so.
One of the lead organizers state that it was “beautiful to see the Jewish and Latinx communities come together” for a united fight