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  • Writer's pictureShoshana Brown

Spiritual Multiplicity: The Weaving of Ancestral Sprituality


Jewish women of color have faced a variety of generationally and culturally traumatic experiences that range and are usually a combination of the holocaust, slavery of people from the continent of Africa, Jim Crow, systemic racism and sexism. To tolerate these experiences being embedded into physical and psychological adaptation to the daily lived experiences means the faith and spiritual practices of these women are resilient, dynamic, and have adapted to address the myriad of oppressive experiences faced by Jewish women of color. As a result of having lineages of multiple diasporic people (both Jews and Africans), so too has the spirituality of Jewish women of color shifted and adapted over time to account for the spiritual and geolocation from which they have practiced their faith.

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