About erika davis

Erika Davis is a writer, blogger, thinker and innovator who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Canadian Filmmaker Focuses on Nigerian Jews in New Documentary

Canadian Filmmaker Focuses on Nigerian Jews in New Documentary
By May 17, 2012

Jeff Lieberman’s new film, ‘Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria,’ sheds light on a Jewish community that many Jews are unaware of Read More

Finding the Messiah, With the Help of QR Codes

Finding the Messiah, With the Help of QR Codes
By March 14, 2012

We talk with R. Justin Stewart about his new installation, “Distorting (a messiah project, 13C),” and his research into the Jewish concept of the messiah Read More

In Brooklyn, Putting Gefilte Fish Back on the Menu

In Brooklyn, Putting Gefilte Fish Back on the Menu
By March 9, 2012

We talk with the founders of The Gefilteria, which opens in Brooklyn on Sunday, about Ashkenazi soul food, misunderstood gefilte fish, and the Jewish kombucha Read More

Black, Gay, And Jewish: Confessions Of A Former Pagan-Hippie

Black, Gay, And Jewish: Confessions Of A Former Pagan-Hippie
By February 1, 2012

My path to Judaism was filled with all sorts of different faith-based and spiritual practice. Including Wicca. Read More

Black, Gay, And Jewish: How Do You Jew?

Black, Gay, And Jewish: How Do You Jew?
By January 10, 2012

When I was converting everyone wanted to know why I wanted to be Jewish. I knew why I wanted to be Jewish, but I found that articulating it to others in a way that is universally understandable was difficult. Read More

Black, Gay, And Jewish: Thoughts On Shit White Girls Say…To Black Girls

Black, Gay, And Jewish: Thoughts On Shit White Girls Say…To Black Girls
By January 6, 2012

So you’re in a safe space with a “safe black person” and all of a sudden things you’d never say to a person on the street or on the subway just fly out of the mouth without bounds… Read More

Tzedakah: Because It’s The Season Of Giving (Or So We Hear…)

Tzedakah: Because It’s The Season Of Giving (Or So We Hear…)
By December 7, 2011

It’s as good a time of year as any to give to charity. Read More

Black, Gay, And Jewish: Gay And Away In Israel

Black, Gay, And Jewish: Gay And Away In Israel
By November 17, 2011

I go to Israel with no expectations and with a completely open heart and mind. I haven’t formulated concrete thoughts on Israel, which was the topic of debate for many meetings with my conversion rabbi. Read More