Jenna Weissman Joselit


How Military Photos Testify to Our Place — in World War II and Gaza

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

How Military Photos Testify to Our Place — in World War II and Gaza
Jenna Weissman Joselit never paid much attention to photographs of relatives in uniforms until a more recent picture appeared on the mantle. That one was taken near Gaza.Read More


The Charmed Life of Charmed Bracelets

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

The Charmed Life of Charmed Bracelets
Charm bracelets were beloved by everyone from Mamie Eisenhower to Jenna Weissman Joselit’s Aunt Sylvia. They have largely disappeared, but their cultural value lives on.Read More


Thoroughly Modernist Jewish Design

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Thoroughly Modernist Jewish Design
An exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum seeks to show the relationship between Jews and modernism. It’s a visual delight, but Jenna Weissman Joselit remains unconvinced.Read More


How the Bible Became as American as American Cheese

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

How the Bible Became as American as American Cheese
For centuries, the Bible has permeated American consciousness. It’s found its way into an entire Florida theme park and even, Jenna Weissman Joselit notes, in some people’s hats.Read More


Why Jews Suffer From a Quilt Complex

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Why Jews Suffer From a Quilt Complex
Why is it that Jews seem to have very little history with quilting? Jenna Weissman Joselit says it may have something to do with how common geese were in the Old Country.Read More



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