You Wear Your Black, Like I Wear My Skin

DIANE (DAVIDA) BELLAMY’s poem “You Wear Your Black, Like I Wear My Skin” expresses her point of view of the shooting incident in Jersey City, NJ in 2019. She tried to make sense of it by asking herself, WHY? Could the shooter not SEE they were both wearing “Black”?


LUIS ROBERTO BURGOS (he/him) is a Black, Queer, Jewish, Neurodiverse Earthling based on Lenape land, colonially known as New York City.

Reading Esther in This Time of War

DAVID ARNOW is the author of “Creating Lively Passover Seders” and co-editor of “My People’s Passover Haggadah.” His most recent book is “Choosing Hope: The Heritage of Judaism.”

The Right to Die

SAMEEHA HURAINI (she/her) is a Palestinian activist from the village of Tuwani in Masafer Yatta. ALIZA SCHWARTZ (she/her) is a rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, expecting to graduate this May.