STAY CONNECTED! Third Coast has gone digital in 2020, and we’re bringing you new programming celebrating the art & craft of audio storytelling. Whether you are a producer or an audio fan, sign up for our newsletters to be the first to know about what we have in store.

SIGN UP

Chosen People

At least forty thousand African Americans are practicing Jews. They call themselves Hebrew Israelites and their style of worship inspires a variety of reactions: enthusiasm, curiosity, and sometimes even outright hostility.

2008 / Eric Molinsky / Tablet Magazine (formerly Nextbook), USA

At least forty thousand African Americans are practicing Jews. They call themselves Hebrew Israelites and their style of worship inspires a variety of reactions: enthusiasm, curiosity, and sometimes even outright hostility.

Eric Molinsky visited Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken, a Hebrew Israelite synagogue in Chicago, to find out from congregants and clergy how they practice their faith and what led them to it.


produced by

Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky is the host of Imaginary Worlds, a biweekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres from Slate’s Panoply network.


Featured in


May we recommend…