American Jews

Yiddish Theater in New York

A cultural phenomenon of Jewish America in the early 20th century.

Jewish Immigrants in the Garment Industry

New York was a hub of clothing production, with sweatshops the first American workplace for many newly arrived Jews.

Emma Goldman

A profile of the anarchist and lifelong advocate for social justice.

Ellis Island

A brief history of the place where so many Jewish immigrants entered the U.S.

Jewish Vacations: The Catskills

A mid-20th-century haven for Jews trying to get away from it all.

The Lynching of Leo Frank

Falsely accused of murdering a girl, a Jewish man was killed by a white mob in Georgia in 1915.

Orthodox Judaism in America

A history of Orthodox Judaism from World War II on.

Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Prophet’s Prophet

Heschel aimed, through his writing and teaching, to shock modern people out of complacency and into a spiritual dimension

The ILGWU Strike of 1909

The 1909 ILGWU strike established a precedent for serious collective action in other branches of the garment economy.

Jewish Women and Suburbanization

A close look at the role of women and girls in the early American suburbs.

Joan Rivers

How a first generation Jewish American became an entertainment legend.

Rachel Adler

How Adler uses feminist ideas to challenge Jewish law.