Ross Kenneth Urken has published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The Paris Review. He lives in Manhattan.

Flying Under the Jewish Radar, in Pastel Colors

When the Hasidim at sidewalk mitzvah tanks ask passersby if they’re Jewish, my madras pants and boat shoes render me invisible


What My Nanny Left Me

How did a Jewish boy from New Jersey end up speaking with a Jamaican accent? It’s an enduring inheritance from a woman who raised me.

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