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Our archives are filled with interesting stories you might have missed. Scratch that. We're sure you read us cover to cover, so it's not that you missed these gems. It's that you can't help reading them again. That's it.

Alright, go ahead. We won't stop you. Feel free to read all you want. And if you'd rather pick up the hard copy you might have missplaced, feel free to contact subscribe@ajlmagazine.com for information about back issues.

* Please note that issues prior to 2005 are not archived online.
Feature Stories:
  • A Letter from the Editor

  • The Maestro: With a passion for independent culture and a growing interest in his Judaism, the publisher of America's leading alternative music magazine is singing a new tune.

  • Shades of Grey: Lacey Schwartz had the typical middle-class Jewish upbringing in upstate New York. Until her 18th birthday when her mom told her she was the product of an affair with a black man. Now Lacey is making a documentary about her newfound life as a black Jew.

  • All Hail the Chief: How did a black Jewish Texan clean up an old confederate city in South Carolina?

  • She's Single. Don't You Wish You Were Too?: Mischa Van Schet went from being a Dutch soap opera star to becoming an Orthodox Jew in Manhattan. Say hello to the 20-year-old Holland princess.

  • Not the Face in the Mirror: An interview with the prolific author and teacher, Julius Lester, who went from the son of a black Methodist minister to a Jew, with a few controversies along the way.

  • Tune Up: The self-proclaimed prince of kosher gospel, Joshua Nelson is giving "Praise the Lord" a whole new meaning.

  • The Daughter of Q: You may recognize Rashida Jones from her starring turn in NBC's The Office or her half a dozen other acting gigs in TV and movies, but it's the role she was born into- the biracial Jewish daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones- that made her famous.

  • Moses of Uganda: Aaron Kiniu Moses performs weddings, ministers to the sick, and teaches in a Jewish school. Sound like the typical rabbi? Well, what if your pulpit was in the bush of Uganda?

  • His So-Called Life: David Matthews grew up a biracial Jew, but never told the white classmates at his exclusive high school for fear that he wouldn't be accepted. In his new memoir, Matthews recalls how he suffered and why he finally decided to come out as a proud black man.

  • How I Met My Father: Richard Pryor's Jewish daughter recalls the day she finally got to meet her famous daddy in this exclusive book excerpt from her upcoming memoir.


  • Kibbitz:
  • COVERBOY | Billy Ray: The Hollywood mind behind Shattered Glass and Flightplan has a name that sounds just a little bit country, but he's all Jewish. He's also related to God (by way of George Burns).


  • 30 SECOND SERMON | Tu B'Shevat: In this age of global warming, Al Gore documentaries, and our environment on the brink, the traditional holiday of Tu B'Shevat gives us many lessons for the modern day.


  • ANSWER MAVEN | The Valentine's Edition: From a Valentineís Day history lesson to planning the perfect honeymoon (steer clear of the stale tuna), our know-it-all guru answers your stupid questions.


  • CULINARY CORNER | The chomping champion: Moses Lerman can swallow seven sticks of butter in five minutes, yet heís been unable to regain the revered matzah ball title. Meet the fastest eating Jew in America.


  • MUSICAL NOTES | What color is Jewish music?: Jewish musicians are gravitating towards African American music, but the underlying issues arenít so black and white.


  • THE HERETIC OF THE MONTH | Shabbetai Tzvi: In the first of a new series detailing those famous Jews who broke with the faith, Jay Michaelson details the key information surrounding Shabbetai Tzvi.


  • THE BOOKSHELF | The worst history book you should actually read: Mary Stantonís new book on Montgomery Jews during the Civil Rights movement looks back at a period of history weíve been all too quick to forget. Itís refreshing and illuminating, just not very well written.


  • THE BOOKSHELF | More than luck: Phil Rosenthal, the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, talks to AJL about his new book, Johnny Carson, and life after televisionís most successful sitcom.


  • THE ESSAYIST | Happy Chanumas to all, and to all a good night: This year, Tina Barry took what she loved about Christmas and made a Chanukah to remember.


  • 613 WORDS | Not Everything is Black and White: An American Jewish author adopts an African child and a new life begins.

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