Jenna Weissman Joselit


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


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



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