Josh Parshall

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


Articles by Josh Parshall

The Workmen’s Circle in Birmingham

The Workmen’s Circle—Arbeter Ring in Yiddish—is a Jewish fraternal organization devoted to progressive politics, the labor movement, and Yiddish language and culture.  In its ...

Seminole’s Henry Katz Shares Stories with Style

Since the 1940s, the Jews of Seminole, Ada, Nowata, and Shawnee, Oklahoma, have met at the Seminole Hebrew Center for ...

How did they get here?

When I tell people about Jewish families in the small towns I’ve visited, they often ask, “How did they get ...

On “Hava Nagila”

I am a music snob. People know this about me, and I deserve the title.  I have said hurtful things ...

Rabbi Hinchin on Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus

Sometimes oral history interviews yield interesting clips that don’t have a clear home among our current history resources. Fortunately, this ...

Holiday Wishes

In advance of Yom Kippur, the entire ISJL staff would like to wish all of our friends and readers a ...