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Balancing Culture and Faith

I am always eager to learn about other cultures that compose the Jewish faith, and after interviewing Britt Wolff on what life was like growing up as a Mexican-Jew, I was hungry to learn more! Luckily, I didn’t have to search very far before discovering Mamie Dayan. A Syrian-Jew from Macon-Georgia?  I met Mamie at… Read more »

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We Have Mexican Jews?

Growing up in the South as a Persian-Jew was anything but easy, but it also stirred my interest in learning more about other cultures and religions. I was constantly asked questions about my identity and was curious to know if others shared  similar experiences.  The more I conversed with people, the more I realized how… Read more »

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Why Stand in Solidarity?

It didn’t take long for thousands to stand in solidarity with victims of the  Orlando terror attack, targeting the LGBT community. Countless individuals took to social media honoring the victims and their loved ones. Yet what happened to the  LGBT community when the  media shifted its attention? Did they receive a shift in support, only to see it plummet back down? What  are some challenges they continue to face? In… Read more »

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Are You Jewish?

This is the number one question I am often asked while attending various Jewish Happy Hours within Atlanta. This of course, followed by the infamous line, “I didn’t know there were Persian Jews.” After dropping a few statistics,  recounting my family’s own journey to the States, and stating what synagogue we attend, just for reassurance, I can’t help but think are American Jews really… Read more »