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Schvartze

Posted by: erika on: July 25, 2012

The first time I heard the word schvartze was while watching Jews of Color Roundtable on The Jewish Chanel. I believe it was Yavilah McCoy who described hearing the word in school growing up-she and her siblings were the only blacks in their Crown Heights Hebrew school in the 70s. So when I was approached […]

You don’t know what it is to be…

Posted by: erika on: October 18, 2010

Black. Gay. a Jew. I’m working on my memoir and am struggling with it.  To help  get some inspiration I’ve re-read bits of Rebecca Walker’s “Black, White, and Jewish” as well as bits of Stacyann Chin’s “The Other Side of Paradise”.  I’m only one train ride away from completing Ernest Adam’s memoir, “From Ghetto to Ghetto” […]

I Heart Y-Love

Posted by: erika on: August 14, 2010

Behold the powers of the Internet.  After temple today I came home, opened my bottle of Kosher wine, finished my raisin challah and started searching for more black Jews.  As far as I can see there aren’t any black temples to speak of in NYC.  As I mentioned in my Amare Stoudemire post, I don’t need my temple […]


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