Southern & Jewish

Picture This: From “Shalom Y’all” to “New Beginnings”

Jewish photographer Bill Aron shares stories through stills

“Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish”

Not actually funny. Not actually a compliment.

Saying Goodbye To My Southern Jewish Road Trip Buddy

I recently parted with something near and dear to my heart – my companion on many a Southern Jewish road ...

Opening Up A Dor L’Dor

One of the best parts of being a parent for me has been seeing who my kids have become. They ...

“Solidarity is a Verb, Not a Noun”: On Muslim Fundraising for the St. Louis Jewish Cemetery

This past weekend, hundreds of graves at the Shel Emeth Jewish cemetery in St. Louis were vandalized. No sooner was ...

Rent A … What?

The sharp increase in hate crimes in the United States doesn’t happen in a vacuum – and I think it’s ...

Making My Invisible Disability More Visible this Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

February is Black History Month, an important time to raise awareness – and February is also the month dedicated to ...

Celebrating Black History Month With My Jewish Baby

I want my little Jewish baby to celebrate Black History Month. As a parent, I think of appropriately acknowledging this ...

What Makes This Bat Mitzvah Different From All Others…?

The Talmud records Rabbi Chanina as stating, “I have learned much from my teachers, more from my colleagues, and the ...

Shalom Y’All: Southern Jewish Ambassador Fashion

For many of us at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Mississippi is our home by choice rather than our ...