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Close up of a slice of potato kugel on a white plate

My recipe for a delicious potato kugel is a delicious, unique way to introduce your guests to the sacred Passover meal.

Deborah Fishman Shelby
Women holding hands in front of a rainbow flag

We read, “Let all who are hungry come and eat.” These words have taken on deep meaning for me as I came out of the closet, got married, and had kids of my own: Our freedom and redemption are founded on being inclusive and welcoming.

Dara Lithwick
A young black man wearing a prayer shawl and a head covering while reading from a Jewish prayer book

Whenever I enter Jewish spaces, whether it’s my first time or my fiftieth, I make a conscious effort to bring my kippah, my Sh’ma bracelet, and my Magen David necklace.

Chris Harrison
Woman praying with her eyes closed, hands held near her face

Psalm 19:14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart…,” has had an important role in my life, going back many years before I converted to Judaism.

Chris Harrison
Collage of the covers of all the childrens books listed in this piece

Just in time for the eight nights of Hanukkah, here are eight illustrated books that are sure to bring a smile to the face of the young Jews of Color in your life.

Chris Harrison
Congregants welcoming Shabbat with arms linked together

There’s nothing unique about my grief following the murders in Pittsburgh except that the fear imbedded in it is new to me.

Pam Chernoff
Jeff Erlanger in his electric wheelchair reading Torah from the pulpit

In building the ramp, we felt we had been true to the Talmudic maxim Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh, “All Jews are responsible for one another."

Rabbi Kenneth Roseman
Rubins vase as described in this article

Our realities are, to a degree, relative.

Chris Harrison
Colorful Jewish star and Ten Commandments charm on black cord suspended in front of light brown bark-like background

My rabbi’s ‘’faith principles” and their many modes of expression ring true for me and my intersectional identity as a Black woman who is Jewish.

Yolanda Savage-Narva
Red paper lanterns hanging over a street at twilight

My father is fond of reminding my family of how lucky we are to be Chinese and Jewish. “Three New Year celebrations means three chances for a fresh start!

Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin

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