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Thoughts on History and Jewish American Heritage Month:
By Stacey Agdern
Jewish American Heritage month was established in 2006 by presidential proclamation. Which means that it’s the most recent of the heritage months, now sharing space with an already well established month.
Which means it’s hard to talk about it.
It’s not that Jews aren’t proud of who we are. We are.
It’s that we don’t want to take away from the important conversations that surround AAPI history month. These days, as anti Asian prejudices increase, it’s even more important to focus on and celebrate the history and achievements of East Asians, South Asians, Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders.
But at the same time, these days, a great deal of conversation in Jewish spaces involves putting ourselves back into the narrative and reframing conversations where we’ve been erased. It’s happening in so many different spaces, for so many different reasons. Continue reading