💕 Zehava Bracha & Baruch Arky
Zehava: I obviously look different from a lot of people in our community. Before I got married, when people would try to set me up, they would often set me up with another Jew of color, without considering if we might have anything else in common.
Baruch: I don’t think that people relate to us as an interracial couple. We’re both Jewish, and that seems to speak louder than color.
Zehava: My father was raised Muslim, and my mother was raised Christian. A friend suggested I go to Chabad, so I went for Shabbes dinner and then to shul. I didn’t know exactly what was going on, but it was so interesting and deep. I realized that all the spiritual ideas I already had, which I had thought were just my own, were also a part of Judaism.
The beautiful couple in the picture above is so inspiring. I have met Zehava when she lived in Los Angeles, and I am so happy she found her other half. That is what everything is about, finding the right fit. So when our society talks about white and everything else, I am curious to learn the perspective. The article below talks about that even in all white cultures there are still class differences, but in our society it is taught and understood that white is dominant.
I love reading and learning from voices amongst my unique variety of friends. Maybe if we all keep listening and communicating, we can figure out the next steps together.