The holiday is significant for me as a convert, so I created a fish dish that blends my Italian heritage with my Jewish identity
As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew
The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.
A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection