In a candid conversation, Israeli-American musician and recording artist Nissim Black discusses the roots of his career as a rapper, the struggles he faced when he moved to Israel and tried to find acceptance for his children, and how his connection to his Jewish faith shapes his music. Black explores how his music and spirituality have presented opportunities for constructive conversations on racism and antisemitism.

Then, Manya Brachear Pashman and Sam Kliger, AJC Director of Russian and Eurasian Affairs, examine the situation in Ukraine and the recent AJC solidarity visit to Kyiv.

Episode Lineup:

  • (0:40) Nissim Black
  • (22:46) Manya Brachear Pashman and Sam Kliger

Show Notes:

Photo credit: @greycoat_ph Tziporah Litman

Higher, The Hava Song, Mothaland Bounce, Change, Hashem Melech | Nissim Black

We Stand With Ukraine | by David Harris |

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