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!

My First Apartment: Judaica is in the Details

The Jewish symbols are subtle but strong, if you know where to look.

The Ritual of Rituals

Even small habits can have big meaning

Mazel Tov: You Won a Medal!

We all need a little recognition.

Savory Hamantaschen: It Just Makes Sense, Y’all

(Reflections and a recipe for Pimento Cheese Hamentaschen)

This, Too, Is Torah: Finding “Torah” Everywhere

One of my absolute favorite Jewish expressions is found in one of the most outlandish stories in the Talmud (collection of commentaries ...

The Goodwill Shofar

An unexpected thrift store find

Open Roads Open Everything

Driving gives me time for podcasts and perspective

Rediscovering “The Days of Yore”

How the pandemic gave me time to find my family’s stories

New Year, Sacrifice… and Anime

Surprising connections about what sacrifice really means