Hen Mazzig

Hen Mazzig: Forget Your Preconceived Ideas About Jews

In our interview, the author of “The Wrong Kind of Jew” talks about the Mizrahi community and his struggles to be heard inside and outside Judaism.

My guest on the Emet-Truth podcast is Hen Mazzig, a public speaker and advocate against antisemitism and for the Mizrahi community. His new book is called The Wrong Kind of Jew: A Mizrahi Manifesto, published by Wicked Son Books.

You might recognize Hen as somebody who is very active on social media or who has made the news more than a few times as the object of protest by anti-Zionists on college campuses. But Hen fights battles that go beyond the struggle against antisemitism. He has always been an advocate for visibility inside and outside the Jewish community. As a Mizrahi Jew, an Israeli, and a member of the LGBTQ community, Hen has pushed back against his status as what he calls “the wrong kind of Jew.”

In our interview, we talk about his family background, struggle for acceptance, and how he takes on all our preconceived notions about who he is. He hopes his book helps to educate Jews and non-Jews alike about the diversity within world Jewry and in Israel.

Click here to listen to my interview with Hen Mazzig.

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