Shoshana Ne'ora Rishon, the daughter of a German Jewish mother and Black Catholic father, is a biracial advocate, interracial & inter-religious family adviser, and general race conversationalist. She blogs, speaks publicly, and runs classes for interracial families on socio-racial identity development. She (reluctantly) lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
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One Small Step for Challah, One Giant Leap for Me

A painful interaction about my Jewish identity during my Shabbat Kallah is reconciled years later

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A New Year, a New You

Jews perform their identities in many, many ways. To live more Jewishly, we must learn to understand, admire, and incorporate the practices of others into our daily lives.

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Jewish Camping 101

Thinking of hitting the trail before summer’s out? Here’s a guide on how to celebrate your faith while pitching a tent on Shabbat.

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Rules for Incorporating Diversity and Understanding at Jewish Sleepaway Camp

For many non-White or non-Ashkenazi Jews, sleepaway camp gifts scars rather than life-long friendships. Here’s what staffers and parents can do.

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It’s Complicated: Honoring My Father

‘While he might not be my halakhic parent, he is still halakhically my parent’

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Don’t Ask Me How It Feels To Be a Mother

I’m not ‘a mom.’ I’m just her mom.

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