Jewish American Life

American-Jewish history and culture.


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Education & Intellectual Life




Projecting America
Jews, Hollywood, and popular culture, 1930-1950

Jewish Getaways
The Catskills & Jewish vacationers

A Woman–and a Jew
An immigrant’s memoir of intergenerational conflict

Playing to Americanize
Athletes and athletics among American Jews

The Yiddish Press
A once thriving industry

Yiddish Theater
A cultural phenomenon

American Zionism
The movement finds its voice

To the ‘Burbs!
Jews flee American cities for burgeoning suburbs

Hanukkah, American Style
How the holiday changed

Nice to Visit, Wouldn’t Want to Move
American Jews and Israel in the post-war period

A Snapshot of American Jewry
The National Jewish Population Study of 2000-01

Jewish Humor in America
The Borsht Belt, Broadway, and beyond

Wizards of Wit
A seven-part series on Jewish-American comedy

Jokes of the 1950s-60s
Some greatest hits of that era

Jokes of the 1990s
Some greatest hits of that decade



Destination: New World
Columbus and the Jews

Three Waves
Different categories of American-Jewish immigrants

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