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






    Find us on Facebook!
    • A new initiative will spend $300 million a year towards strengthening Israel's relationship with the Diaspora. http://jd.fo/q3Iaj Is this money spent wisely?
    • Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Share her remarkable story — told in her letters.
    • Vered Guttman doesn't usually get nervous about cooking for 20 people, even for Passover. But last night was a bit different. She was cooking for the Obamas at the White House Seder.
    • A grumpy Jewish grandfather is wary of his granddaughter's celebrating Easter with the in-laws. But the Seesaw says it might just make her appreciate Judaism more. What do you think?
    • “Twist and Shout.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “Brown-Eyed Girl.” What do these great songs have in common? A forgotten Jewish songwriter. We tracked him down.
    • What can we learn from tragedies like the rampage in suburban Kansas City? For one thing, we must keep our eyes on the real threats that we as Jews face.
    • When is a legume not necessarily a legume? Philologos has the answer.
    • "Sometime in my childhood, I realized that the Exodus wasn’t as remote or as faceless as I thought it was, because I knew a former slave. His name was Hersh Nemes, and he was my grandfather." Share this moving Passover essay!
    • Getting ready for Seder? Chag Sameach! http://jd.fo/q3LO2
    • "We are not so far removed from the tragedies of the past, and as Jews sit down to the Seder meal, this event is a teachable moment of how the hatred of Jews-as-Other is still alive and well. It is not realistic to be complacent."
    • Aperitif Cocktail, Tequila Shot, Tom Collins or Vodka Soda — Which son do you relate to?
    • Elvis craved bacon on tour. Michael Jackson craved matzo ball soup. We've got the recipe.
    • This is the face of hatred.
    • What could be wrong with a bunch of guys kicking back with a steak and a couple of beers and talking about the Seder? Try everything. #ManSeder
    • BREAKING: Smirking killer singled out Jews for death in suburban Kansas City rampage. 3 die in bloody rampage at JCC and retirement home.
    • from-cache

    Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















    We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

    Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.