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Jewish Groups Unite For 'Shabbat Of Solidarity' With The Black Community

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion

Beliefs and lifestyles within Judaism vary widely from denomination to denomination. But when it comes to last week's fatal shooting of nine people at...

Driving Out Darkness: Bringing Light To Our Youth By Spreading Dr. King's Legacy

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

On the eve of MLK's birthday, I had the pleasure of introducing Rabbi Marc Schneier to a group of teens at a not-for-profit that serves the South Bronx by providing music and sports enrichment programming. For almost two hours, the rabbi spoke on the relationship between Dr. King and the Jewish community.

Painting On Chabad Facebook Page Sparks Charges Of Racism

Menachem Wecker | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

The question of how appropriate the work is, and whether it belongs on Chabad's official Facebook page, may literally be out of the artist's and Chabad's hands at this point.

What Blacks Can Learn From Jews - Pt. 1

Eric Copage | Posted 06.06.2012 | Black Voices
Eric Copage

The Black Pearls Living blog is based on the best-selling series of books written by Eric V. Copage, an independent journalist living in New York. The books are founded on the concept of "Muscular Black Pride™" -- pride borne from daily, concrete, positive action, not rhetoric. Connect with Black Pearls Living and share your stories of MBP™ via the comments section of this post or on Facebook.

Brooklyn Race Riots Approaching 20th Anniversary

Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris Email the Author | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion

“When everyone else was leaving the neighborhood, we stayed,” said Rabbi Eli Cohen, executive director of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Counc...

MLK's Impact On Judaism

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Funnye co-founded the Alliance of Black Jews. Imagine how much harder the rabbi would have had to work to represent the African American Jewish community had there been no King.