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Macedonian Filmmaker Revives Memory of Earlier Refugees

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Macedonia has an older refugee history, which has been carefully and beautifully reconstructed by a domestic filmmaker. That chronicle involves the Sephardim. These were Spanish and Portuguese Jews expelled from their homes in the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 1400s.

To Combat the 'New Anti-Semitism,' Europe's Jews and Muslims Must Work Together

Harrison Akins | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Harrison Akins

Jews and Muslims should not be working against each other, but with each other to promote their common interests and rights as religious minorities in Europe, particularly with the rise of right-wing parties across the continent.

Rebel Music: Youth Led Social Movements and Their Sounds

Kumera Genet | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

Hisham Aidi's book, Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture, newly released on paperback, is an exploration of the diverse ways that Muslim youth around the world search for what he terms a "non-racist utopia".

Teaching the Judeo-Spanish Heritage to Chicago Seventh Graders

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

I was impressed by the attainments of the Chicago students and I believe they, too, were affected by learning something new. It was a good day in a Chicago public school.

My Grandmother's Prayer Shawl

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Nobody wielded a needle and thread like my Abuela. With deft rhythm and mesmerizing patterns, she conveyed a life story of painstaking work and imposed silence.