History

Celebrating Jewish History in One of the Deepest “Deep South” Towns

Last month, 150 members of the Southern Jewish Historical Society gathered for their 41st annual conference. Even for a group ...

Natchez, Mississippi: The Place to Be for Jewish History Lovers This Fall

For me, it’s the river that won my heart. In the summer of 2007, I was traveling in a hot ...

#BlackLivesMatter: The Right vs Wrong Side of History

When I was nine years old, my family sat me down to watch the landmark documentary Eyes on the Prize. ...

Highlighting the History of Huntsville’s Jewish Community

During the fall of 2011 Margaret Anne Goldsmith, a descendant of the first four Jewish families to settle in Huntsville, ...

What Makes A Rabbi A Rabbi?

Rabbis are rabbis in no small part by the work they do, pastoral, ritual, social justice, organizational, all informed by ...

A Small-World Story from the Small Southern Town of El Dorado, Arkansas

Nestled in South Arkansas, El Dorado is a small town with a big history. Recently, this small town reminded us ...

Sephardic Songs Add Merriment to Purim

And what is a drinking party without drinking songs? As in other Jewish communities, drinking alcohol was part of the ...

Celebrating Heroes During Black History Month

If you had to pick one figure from Black history who inspires you, who would it be? An unfair question ...

A Road Trip Into History For My Southern Jewish Students

We all know this adage to be true: History repeats itself. Unless, of course, we can learn from it and ...

#TBT: The Orthodox Shul Dedicated in the Mississippi Delta in January 1923

Greenwood, Mississippi is a small town nestled in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Today, it’s known for being home ...