Jenna Weissman Joselit looks back at 16 years of celebrating the wonders of Jewish America for the Forward.
A wondrous new discovery of papyrus from the 7th century BCE was greeted with a ho-hum from the world. But things weren’t always that way.
Judaica is so over, was the reaction Jenna Weissman Joselit got for her last column. Not so fast, she argues.
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.
Tired of dreary Judaica museum exhibitions? Amy Reichert’s artwork is refreshingly different, as she ‘re-looks’ at familiar ritual objects.
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.
Herman Wouk’s new novel ‘The Lawgiver’ is consumed with the story of Moses. But he is far from the first author to focus on the biblical hero.
Jenna Weisman Joselit ponders the disappearance of so-called yizkor ladies, non-regular worshippers who show up to recite memorial prayers at Yom Kippur and then vanish.
Is ‘halachic’ following ‘schlep’ and ‘chutzpah’ on the way to the linguistic mainstream? Our Wonders of America columnist hunts for clues on ‘Mad Men’ and a box of jelly slices.
The Gallery of Jewish Art made a case for the moral urgency of artistic expression in the 1940s. Its founders insisted that Jewish art was an cultural imperative.