Learning the truth about my great-great-grandfather made me commit to writing about African American history and battling racism
Sean Wilentz says it’s complicated
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study explores many ways to pay off a divine debt: in gold, silver, pitch, vegetables—or limbs
The captain of the Underground Railroad couldn’t have been placed on the $20 bill at a more auspicious moment
As we move from slavery to freedom and from past to future on our journey to redemption, we need to deal critically with the dark elements of our history
To create a charoset dish that holds meaning for African-American Jews, try including ingredients that are derived from crops of the transatlantic slave trade
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ study, a premodern post-modern analysis of what exactly constitutes writing, in the physical act of making indelible marks on surfaces. Plus: Need to deliver a ‘get’ to your wife but out of paper? Talmud says: Write it on a slave!
What the movie star could learn from the story of a woman who shared with her family, over Passover, that they had once owned slaves
Because why should liberation be boring?
Growing up mixed race in Monsey, N.Y.
Jury declines to try NYPD officer in chokehold death of unarmed black man
The 1997 film looks back to the biblical Exodus and ahead to Abraham Lincoln
It’s as factually baseless and morally repugnant as it sounds
When Louis Farrakhan says, ‘You need to get this book,’ he means an insidious 1991 title whose claims continue to echo today
A new book, Escape From North Korea, says the Korean diaspora should emulate the movement to free Soviet Jewry
What Jewish rituals and Judaism share with Civil War reenactment and Southern culture
Obama draws a connection between slavery and the Holocaust
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