Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meet the Nation's Newest Jewess!

For all that is said about radical Islam in our nation's prisons - where the vast majority of adherents are African American, and Latino - here is a story about African Americans breaking a different boundary.

A Christian convert to Judaism, Alysa Stanton has become the first mainstream Black female Rabbi in the United States (she recently graduated and was ordained by Cincinnati, Ohio's Hebrew Union College)

Alysa, Mozel Tov!

And welcome to the Tribe.

We will keep track of Alysa's budding career and her impact on the Jewish and Black communities of America.

UPDATE... June 26, 2009
This, from today's Jerusalem Post.
'Judaism gets in touch with it feminine side," by Margaret Stoner.

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