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Acculturation

A Plea to Stop Underestimating Purim: The Most Modern Jewish Holiday

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Though we don't often speak of ourselves this way, we as American Jews live in the diaspora. We live outside the land of Israel. Though we may have risen to great heights outside of the Land of Israel, we are always, in some sense, strangers in a strange land.

Learning Hindi for the Second Time

Rohit Kumar | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Rohit Kumar

As I strolled down the streets, and sat at one of India's northern hill stations, those who didn't know me would often look at me funny -- a full grown, bearded, well-dressed Indian man flipping through a stack of illustrated Hindi children's storybooks.

Advertisers Act To Engage With Rapidly Changing Hispanic Consumers

Posted 03.29.2012 | Latino Voices

It's not new news that the U.S. Hispanic population represents important sales and marketing opportunities. With Latino purchasing power surpassing $1...

American Culture: Arriving in America Can be Like Landing on Mars

Mariela Dabbah | Posted 11.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Mariela Dabbah

Inevitably, many things will remain a mystery regardless of how long I live in the U.S., and I'm grateful for that. The discovery of what makes a people unique is all part of the fun and complex process of different cultures coming together.

Bridges Not Walls: Acculturation is a Two Way Street

Jonathan Sumers | Posted 10.26.2011 | Latino Voices
Jonathan Sumers

Acculturation is not a one way street. America must stop confusing Hispanics with Spanish, Hispanics are not a language; they are people, our people. You cannot put a wall up between cultures; you can only build a bridge