Jenna Weissman Joselit


What Ari Roth and Theater J Could Have Learned From the Jewish Conciliation Board

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

What Ari Roth and Theater J Could Have Learned From the Jewish Conciliation Board
Ari Roth tried to stimulate public conversation at Theater J. His bosses thought he went too far. In its day, the Jewish Conciliation Board might have helped them work it out.Read More


The Great Food Fight of 1883

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

The Great Food Fight of 1883
The ordination of America’s first class of Reform rabbis was celebrated with a — yes, you guessed it — ‘trefa banquet.’ Was the non-kosher menu an accident?Read More


Amy Reichert’s Art Reinvents Judaica

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Amy Reichert’s Art Reinvents Judaica
Tired of dreary Judaica museum exhibitions? Amy Reichert’s artwork is refreshingly different, as she ‘re-looks’ at familiar ritual objects.Read More


What Does This Photo of Tashlikh Say About the Evolution of Jewish Life?

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

What Does This Photo of Tashlikh Say About the Evolution of Jewish Life?
A single 1909 photo of tashlikh on the Williamsburg Bridge speaks volume about the evolution of the ancient Jewish ritual —  and its evolution in the modernity of the New World.Read More


Is Garment Industry a Relic of Yesteryear?

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Is Garment Industry a Relic of Yesteryear?
If the documentary ‘Dressing America’ is to be believed, the garment industry is a thing of the past. Jenna Weissman Joselit wonders what that means for the fashion-conscious among us.Read More



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