Jenna Weissman Joselit


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


How Doris Day and Miss Clairol Helped Jews Join the Mainstream

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

How Doris Day and Miss Clairol Helped Jews Join the Mainstream
It was once said that Jews suffered disproportionately from colorblindness. But in the 20th century, Jews embraced everything from ‘Miss Clairol’ to ‘Color Me Beautiful.’Read More


How Jews Gave Real Estate a Good Name

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

How Jews Gave Real Estate a Good Name
Many Jews owe their good fortune to owning property in the heart of great American cities. Jenna Weissman Joselit explains how we shaped the urban landscape — and how it shaped us.Read More


End of Loehmann's Is End of an Era

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

End of Loehmann's Is End of an Era
The closing of Loehmann’s, the grandmother of discount clothing emporia, shouldn’t come as a surprise. It represents a larger story of how shopping has been changed permanently.Read More


'Tis the Season For Holiday Synthesis

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

'Tis the Season For Holiday Synthesis
There are over 35 million results on Google for Thanksgivukkah. Why all the fuss? Jenna Weissman Joselit explains.Read More






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