Unruly

A social and racial justice blog by the Jews of Color and Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus organized in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace
The Israeli Black Panthers Haggadah

The Israeli Black Panthers Haggadah

Haggadah by Reuven Abergel English translation by Itamar Haritan In 1971, members of the Israeli Black Panthers, a group inspired by the US Black Panther Party and organizing against anti-Mizrahi racism in Israel, created the following Haggadah to share their...

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Red Sea: April 2002

Red Sea: April 2002

by Aurora Levins Morales Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales This Passover, who reclines? Only the dead, their cupped hands filling slowly with the red wine of war. We are not free. The blood on the doorposts does not protect anyone. They say that other country over...

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How to make tishpishti

How to make tishpishti

by Danny Bryck 1. Tell everyone that you're making tishpishti for the Mizrahi/Sephardi Community Seder, ishala. 2. Now you have to make it, because ishala is just a figure of speech in a dying language. 3. Go around to every grocery store in the neighborhood looking...

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I wrote that Rosh Hashanah poem

By Danny Bryck The chill breaks through in earnest It rains The trees hint a few leaves yellowish as if to say, “On the other hand...” My facebook feed fills up with pomegranates My mind makes the same little joke to itself, about what if 5779 could be like 1979...

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Black on Black

Black on Black

By Khen Elmaleh First published in Hebrew in Litvin, E.:  The Heart is a Lonely Singer: Mizrachi Music in Israel, exhibition catalogue, 2017, Ashdod Museum of Art, Israel. English Translation by Tom Pessah. Let’s start with some fair disclosure: I did not grow up with...

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V’ahavta

V’ahavta

By Aurora Levins Morales
Say these words when you lie down and when you rise up,
when you go out and when you return. In times of mourning
and in times of joy. Inscribe them on your doorposts,
embroider them on your garments, tattoo them on your shoulders,

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