Jarrod Tanny

I Survived Teaching Jewish Studies in North Carolina

What’s it like to teach Jewish history in Wilmington, North Carolina, a sweltering Bible Belt town? Jarrod Tanny offers a few unexpected vignettes from a clash of cultures.

What 'Jews a Race' Debate Means for Israel

Are Jews a race — and if so from where? Jarrod Tanny explains why the answer to these explosive questions says less about Israel and Zionism than many may think.

The Hanukkah Bush and Christmas Dreidel

Jarrod Tanny is Jewish through and through and never wanted a Christmas tree. He explains how he lost the battle to a bearded fat man who shall remain nameless.