Jenna Weissman Joselit


Let Our Judaica Go!

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Let Our Judaica Go!
A surprisingly large slice of Jewish cultural treasures is held by private collectors. Jenna Weissman Joselit argues we would all be better off if art and artifacts were publicly accessible.Read More


How Synagogue Music Breaks Down Barriers Between Denominations

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

How Synagogue Music Breaks Down Barriers Between Denominations
Music was once a way Jewish denominations distinguished themselves from one another. Now it is breaking down the walls between them, as Jenna Weissman Joselit explains.Read More


Je Suis Dreyfus

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Je Suis Dreyfus
The terror attacks in Paris remind Jenna Weissman Joselit of another infamous event in French Jewish history: the Dreyfus affair.Read More


What Ari Roth and Theater J Could Have Learned From the Jewish Conciliation Board

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

What Ari Roth and Theater J Could Have Learned From the Jewish Conciliation Board
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.Read More


The Great Food Fight of 1883

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

The Great Food Fight of 1883
The ordination of America’s first class of Reform rabbis was celebrated with a — yes, you guessed it — ‘trefa banquet.’ Was the non-kosher menu an accident?Read More



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