The new Museum of Southern Jewish Experience opens in New Orleans
“It’s obviously not something that you see appear at a Goodwill store.”
The history of Southern Judaism is a history spent picking up the pieces to build something better.
It was a Friday night in mid-August, and about a dozen Jews, most under 30, congregated around a coffee table in Nashville.
It’s not lost on the writer that she throws the least kosher Shabbat either side of the Mason-Dixon Line. For her, it’s a means of adapting in non-Jewish spaces.
Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar wasn’t thinking of just the need to demolish walls between Jews and a surrounding community of non-Jewish Trump Southerners. Unlike the heavily Democratic Jewish communities of the North, where Republicans are as rare as spotted owls, the Democrat/Republican divide in the South cleaves Jewish communities as well.
Abrom Kaplan, the founder of the town of Kaplan in the Louisiana bayou, went from peddler to mogul within two decades. Why is his Jewish success story so obscure?
Charleston wants everyone to know that Florida isn’t the only place where couples can enjoy their golden years basking in warm weather and Jewish community.