Allison Good


A Jew on the Trail of Tears

By 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.Read More


Finding Vibrant Remnants of Jewish Life

By Allison Good

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.Read More


The Big Easy’s Big Jewish Comeback

By Allison Good

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.”Read More






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