How Politicians and Celebrities Helped Black Americans Build a Spiritual Home in Israel
A new book chronicles the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, who left Chicago four decades ago and never looked back
John L. Jackson, Jr.
· December 2, 2013
Cissy Houston’s Hate—and Ours
Whitney’s mother to Oprah: Gay is not OK. Is her prejudice any different from ours against intermarriage?
· February 1, 2013
Whitney Houston’s music played at bar mitzvahs across America in the 1990s—the theme songs of a forgotten adolescence
· February 17, 2012
Mourning in America
The awkward tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Grammys proves that the country still hasn’t learned how to mourn properly. But Judaism has.
· February 15, 2012