Vanessa Ochs

Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, Ph.D, is professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Virginia and the Rabbi Sally Preisand Visiting Professor for '23-'24 year in the rabbinical schools of HUC-JIR.


Articles by Vanessa Ochs

Studying New Ritual

Looking through the lens of material culture.

What Makes a Jewish Home Jewish?

They are filled with ethnic and religious objects--and everyday objects imbued with special meaning.

Touring a Jewish Home

From ritual items to artwork to the contents of a refrigerator, Judaism is evident throughout a Jewish home.