A Kwanzakkah Story

A Kwanzakkah Story

By Shoshana Akua Brown Prologue: This is just my story of the creation of Kwanzakkah. I’m sure I wasn’t the first person to think of this holiday, nor the first to say the word Kwanzakkah out loud. I imagine tons of Black Jews saying it regularly amongst their...
Rivers of Grief/Tents of Kinship


Rivers of Grief/Tents of Kinship


By Aurora Levins Morales Artwork By Ricardo Levins Morales By all the rivers of our many exiles, we have sat down and wept, as we remembered the lands of our ancestors, the lands that were stolen from us, the places we were stolen and driven from. We wept as we...
Support the Rimonim New Liturgy Project

Support the Rimonim New Liturgy Project

Please support Rimonim, a collectively funded poet-in-residence project that supports Puerto Rican Jewish writer and activist Aurora Levins Morales as she writes new Jewish liturgy for our times. www.indiegogo.com/projects/rimonim-liturgy-project

The Hamsa Flag (Second Edition)

The Hamsa Flag (Second Edition)

by Tom Haviv I first published the Hamsa Flag essay in the inaugural issue of PROTOCOLS in the summer of 2017. Almost two years later, the need for this project, and projects like it, feels even more pressing. On a daily basis, we see our ancestral and cultural...
Mimouna: Sweets and Solidarity

Mimouna: Sweets and Solidarity

This Saturday evening April 27th / 23 Nisan, as Passover comes to an end, the Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) Mizrahi/Sephardi Caucus will host a leftist community Mimouna in Brooklyn, NY. Mimouna is a North African Jewish tradition, in which families...