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Blue, White, and Ebony

Meet the black Orthodox Jews

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Shais Rison (left) and Yitzchak Jordan.(NYT)

Your other favorite daily magazine of Jewish life and culture reported on the growing number of black Orthodox American Jews over the weekend. While a 2005 book estimated that seven percent of (all) American Jews were black, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American, nearly all experts agree that number is likely to grow via marriage/conversion, and the article specifically highlights black converts to Orthodox Judaism (though one of the subjects married a black woman whose family was Orthodox as early as the 19th century).

Seriously, this one is not to be missed. (And nor, presumably, is the gefilte fish prepared by one subject’s mother, “seasoned with Jamaican peppers and spices.” Recipe, anyone?)

Black and Jewish, and Seeing No Contradiction [NYT]

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Thank G-d someone has taken the initiative to improve the taste of gefilte fish. This is just another reason why we need more converts.

reginald tanalisan says:

Skin may change; black,red,white etc, but is important are spirit / soul to follow Yah ,”lift up your eyes all round, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shaLl come from afar, and your daugthers shall be carried on the hip” IsaYah 61:2 I live at indonesia archipelago state but I believe Yah Elohim Yisrael.

the person who improved the geftile fish was not a convert. your comment is just another reason why we need more education.


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Blue, White, and Ebony

Meet the black Orthodox Jews

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