Unruly

A racial justice blog by the Jews of Color and Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus organized in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace

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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This Is How I Spell ‘Unruly’

This Is How I Spell ‘Unruly’

By Danny Bryck The text is a combination of English and Hebrew, in Solitreo lettering, and reads "Unruly" (the name of this blog) and intertwined below it, "Lo Nechmadot." It was designed originally as one half of a T shirt for the Jews of Color and Sephardi/Mizrahi...

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Praying at The Wailing Wall

Praying at The Wailing Wall

By Sydney Levy Last month, I found myself praying at the Wailing Wall -- but I was not in Jerusalem. I was at the wall that separates San Diego from Tijuana. It is a metal structure that extends eastward as far as the eye can see into the horizon, and that dips...

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