Josh Parshall

Dr. Josh Parshall is the Historian at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life.

Articles by Josh Parshall

Why Study Jewish History?

The reasons are absolutely academic - and profoundly personal

Convergence: Bringing Two Music Traditions Together

Why a Southern Jewish historian finds this album compelling musically and historically

Controversial Then, A Civil Rights Hero Now

Rabbi Perry Nussbaum, Civil Rights, And Jackson's Jewish Community

The Jews of Kentucky: A History Worth Exploring

The Kentucky Jewish History Symposium sees opportunities for fascinating scholarship

My Grandmother’s Story, The Story of a Generation

Remembering an individual life that embodied a slice of small town American Jewish life

One Of Mississippi’s “Most Endangered” Sites Is A Synagogue

Natchez, Mississippi, is home to one of the most beautiful - and endangered - houses of worship you've ever seen

Preserving the Past In The Wake of a Storm

When a hurricane hit Houston, this historian got to work

Welcome Back to Mississippi

The ISJL's new historian isn't new to the Jewish south

Oral History in Ashland, Kentucky

As many people know, I’ll be leaving my post at the ISJL next week to pursue a Ph.D. in American ...

Remembering Medgar Evers

June 12 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, the first NAACP field secretary for the state ...