What Makes Crisco So Jewish?

How the vegan shortening became a symbol of the Jewish American Dream.

America’s Earliest Jewish Congregations Included Plenty of Southern Sites

A new book explores the architectural wonders of America's beautiful and varied "pioneer" synagogues

Five Things Not to Ask a Jew of Color

Tips from a Black Jew who’s heard it all.

Mapping Jewish Origins…And Our Future

The cool thing about Google Maps isn’t that it gives us a chance to browse a map of pretty much ...

Why My Father Went to War

 I had already seen the cover art of this week’s New Yorker magazine in a news feed, but when the ...

Jewish History, 1948 to 1980

A narrative of Jewish history between 1948 and 1980, including the foundation of the state of Israel, Jews in the USSR, and suburbanization in the United States.

What Are Judaism’s Lost Tribes?

Who were they and where are they now?

How Did This Nice Northern Catholic Boy Become Part of The Southern Jewish World?

My roommate Peter is neither Southern nor Jewish… and yet he somehow found himself an active part of Mississippi’s Southern ...

The Jewish Cuisine of North Africa

Loads of fresh vegetables and fish are paired with aromatic spices like turmeric, ginger, saffron, and cumin.