Black Jewish writers and leaders embody an alternative to a Jewish identity based in strictly policed in-marriage and ethnic ties.
As she entered the synagogue, a female Jew of color was pointedly asked, “Are you invited to be here?”
For black people, it’s exhausting to exist in white Jewish spaces where Farrakhan is obsessed over as if he’s the main concern of anti-Semitism.
“Am I a crazy person if I just go up to her and say, ‘I’m a Jew of color, you’re a Jew of color, lets have a playdate?’”
“It’s exciting when I see more Jews of color getting involved in the political process,” said Alma Hernandez after her historic Arizona primary win.
This is the story of how a game taught a young, Black Jewish girl that she didn’t belong. The game is Jewish Geography. The young girl is me.
Every person that I interviewed for this article spoke of being exhausted of existing in white Jewish spaces.
My identity — as a budding scientist, a performing artist, a woman, and a biracial Jew — was profoundly shaped by my camp experience.
People often ask me, What is it that black Jews want from white Jews? Here is my answer: Stop calling us black Jews.
To most white people, I am a person of color, no matter how assimilated I become. But to many liberals, especially people of color, I am white.