identity

Why I Wear My Kippah More Now

On outwardly religious apparel in the post-Charlottesville world.

A Spiel and a Yarn

How having an extended family of different faiths built my unique Jewish identity

A Yankee Perspective on the Jewish South

What makes a Southern Jew different from a Northern Jew?

A Global Purim Menu and Identity Discussion Guide

Purim is all about the hiding. Esther hid her identity from King Ahashverosh. Haman hid his evil side from the ...

From Fellow to Fellowship: Embracing My Southern Jewish Experience

A couple weeks ago, I was returning from vacation and was waiting for my bag at the Jackson airport baggage ...

How Having a Baby Has Changed This Rabbi’s Blessings

This summer, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world in Jackson, Mississippi. Ever since, the birth ...

Down South: A Catholic, a Jew, and an Episcopalian Walk Into a Bar…

As I’ve written about before, music has been a huge part of my life and my Judaism ever since I ...

Becoming Southern & Jewish: Part III

This is the third installment in my three-part series on “becoming Southern and Jewish.” After “coming out” as Jewish in ...

Becoming Southern & Jewish: Part II

This post is the second in my three-part-series on “Becoming Southern and Jewish.” Over the course of my next two ...

Becoming Southern & Jewish: Part I

Over the course of the next few weeks, I’m going to share a series of posts about my reflection on ...