Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States
Using her recent book with the same title, Laura Limonic explores the changing construction of race and ethnicity in the United States through the lens of contemporary Jewish immigrants from Latin America, a group not easily classified within U.S. racial and ethnic schema. She introduces here the stories of Latino Jewish immigrants and raises key questions surrounding ethnic identity: How do Latino Jews identify? Can they choose their identity or is it assigned to them? How is ethnicity strategic or instrumental?