Issues 12:01 Jews, Blacks & Jesus

Jews, Blacks & Jesus
Author: Brenda Ross

Reflections of an African American woman on the Jewish people and the messiah.

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The Best of Both Worlds [interview with Ron and Liessa Randle]

Some might think that Liessa broke the chain of her Jewish heritage. Others might conclude that Ron watered down his African-American culture. But as far as this couple is concerned, they have the best of both worlds. How did they overcome the disapproval of one parent? What happens in a mixed” marriage when there is […]

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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother
Author: Susan Perlman

The Color of Water by James McBride, Riverhead Books, Berkeley Publishing Company, New York, 1996, 291pp. Paperback $12.00. One afternoon, on the way home from church, I asked her if God was black or white. A deep sigh, ‘Oh boy, God’s not black. He’s not white. He’s a spirit.’ ‘Does he like black or white […]

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Ethiopian Odyssey

Africa.…Slowly the beat of your heart is transformed to the rhythmic call of a tribal drum. The setting sun bathes the land in molten gold, as a herd of antelope races across a plateau. You share their sense of urgency as darkness descends around you. Suddenly through a thicket, you see a glimmer of light. […]

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