Josh Parshall

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


Articles by Josh Parshall

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 ...

Kveller’s God Month

Full disclosure: Kveller.com is a partner site of our host, MyJewishLearning.In a recent blog post on the Jewish parenting site Kveller, ...

Video Excerpt from My Recent Kentucky Adventure

Last month, I had the pleasure of visiting Ashland, Kentucky, to conduct a series of oral history interviews.  The trip ...

Yom HaShoah: Oral Histories Help Us “Never Forget”

Today is Yom HaShoah, and while the atrocities committed by the Nazis and their collaborators may seem very distant from ...

Jewish Hoops History

For those of you with teams in the tournament, or whose brackets are still alive, enjoy the weekend.  I’ve been ...

Escaping Germany, Settling in McGehee, Arkansas

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to conduct a workshop on oral history techniques at Hendrix College in Conway, ...

Recalling a Flood and Its Aftermath

Last week, we added the final (for now) video clip to the Oklahoma section of the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish ...