Southern & Jewish

Southern & Jewish

Reflections on Remembrance: Memorial Day and More

Memorial Day is approaching, and while I’m usually swept up in the parades, beach trips and community cookouts, this year ...

Southern & Jewish

What Makes A House A (Jewish) Home?

The mezuzah isn't a finishing touch, but a starting point.

The Sweetness of Slowing Down

This apples and honey (bourbon) challah bread pudding is a Rosh Hashanah tradition.

Charlottesville Feels Too Familiar

The hatred at the Unite the Right march was unacceptable - but not "unimaginable"

Our Mississippi Rosh Hashanah Table

Our table was once too big for us, then we became too big for it, and now we fit almost exactly in its seats… and in future years, with grandkids and the ongoing cycle of celebrations, we will outgrow it again.

Controversial Then, A Civil Rights Hero Now

Rabbi Perry Nussbaum, Civil Rights, And Jackson's Jewish Community

Jew, Too? Southern Jewish Conversations

A "Mixed Multitudes"-Themed Podcaster Shares Some Southern Stories

The Class I Almost Couldn’t Teach

Even experienced educators can get intimidated by the "I" word.

Taking Southern Jewish Stories Home to Wisconsin

I was thankful to have so much to share at my Ripon reunion this year.

The Value of Jewish Friendships

All friendships can nourish us; Jewish friendships nurture our Jewishness.

A Different “Vision” for Simchat Torah

What do you want to see with new eyes at this time of beginning-again?

Our Hearts Are Out West: A Tribute To Camp Newman

The buildings burned down; the spirit lives on

Why I Spent The High Holidays At A Mega-Church

Things were a little different in Houston, Texas this year...

How A Whale Awakened My Spirituality

Jonah isn't the only one whose journey was impacted by a big sea creature