Southern & Jewish

Southern & Jewish celebrates the stories, people, and experiences – past and present – of Jewish life in the American South. Hosted by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, posts come from educators, students, rabbis, parents, artists, and many other “visitors-to and daily-livers-of” the Southern Jewish experience. From road trips to recipes to reflections, we’ll explore a little bit of everything – well, at least all things Southern and/or Jewish. Shalom, y’all!

The Power of 50 Minutes

Finding meaning this High Holiday season

Healing Through Elul

Sometimes a break - or a sprain - can lead to a breakthrough

Back Pocket Blessings

Why and how to have a BPB ready to go

Learning to Love Books

Growing up, I hated books.Okay, so “hate” is a strong word. But as a kid, I was never fond of ...

A Real-Life Cliché

Southern, Jewish, and grateful

What do you do when a prayer… sort of stinks?

As someone who struggles with chronic illness, this prayer has proven extra difficult for me, as it seems to imply that a body that works differently might not be fit to pray before God.

How A Little Pirkei Avot Eased A Little Pandemic Stress

I didn’t grow up hearing much Hebrew or Yiddish. I got the occasional “lay keppy (head)” from my mother when ...