Allison Good

A Jew on the Trail of Tears

One Jewish author discovered a great-uncle’s link to the trail of tears, the 19th century forced relocation of native Americans.

Finding Vibrant Remnants of Jewish Life

Photographer Joshua Cogan went to India and Ethiopia in search of lost Jewish communities. He found vibrant groups that intermingled Judaism with other traditions.

Community: Laura Taishoff (bottom left) and Yaeli Bronstein (bottom right), pictured with their 2009 Avodah group, are part of the new Jewish landscape in New Orleans.

The Big Easy’s Big Jewish Comeback

Laura Taishoff never intended to stay in New Orleans beyond her year with Avodah, the national Jewish service corps. “I decided to stay because I felt really comfortable here,” the Katonah, N.Y., native said. “I felt like I was developing here Jewishly more than I ever had anywhere else, and I knew that I had a better chance of getting a job here based on my experiences and connections.”