By Brad Rothschild, a documentary filmmaker in New York City. The trailer for his upcoming film on Tamar Manasseh, They Ain’t Ready for Me, can be seen here. It’s no secret that the scourge of gun violence has reached epidemic…
Our observance shouldn’t be limited to studying Jewish involvement in the Civil Right Movement (we see you, Freedom Riders). Black History Month isn’t about patting “white saviors” on the back but rather about celebrating the accomplishments of African-Americans.
We harm the black community - Jewish and not - when we appropriate black culture. We reinforce the idea of black culture as a commodity to be sampled, mocked, and tossed aside when we're finished.
“We were warned about Culpeper,” said IfNotNow (INN) member Ayelet Wachs Cashman (pictured above), “but there was more honking in support there than anywhere we’ve been, and there was a greeting line. There was spirit there in droves.” Wachs Cashman is…
Yesterday, Jewish supporters of Black Lives Matter marched into Grand Central to support the family of Ramarley Graham, killed five years ago by police.
While I appreciate the Senate's gesture and statement, I am also distrustful. Throughout history, the main way anti-Semitism has functioned has been for people in true positions of power to pick off the Jews to use as their scapegoats, fig…
If you’re worried about hail victory salutes in DC and swastikas in parks and on subways (as we should be), start asking not whom you should disallow, but whom you should invite into your life.
On the eve of the New Year, here are a few sermon ideas to make your community more cohesive and inclusive, not less.
After seeing a #BlackLivesMatter protest, Carmel Tanaka wonders why she never saw herself as a Jew of color, and what might the movement mean for Canada?
Jewschool interviews Ladino singer-songwriter about her new children's album and her quest to save Ladino.