Jenna Weissman Joselit

“To learn about religion we have to come to our senses.”

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Mary Antin’s ringing endorsement of Americanization—of being “made over”—which appeared in 1912 in her autobiography, The Promised Land, probably did

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  Of all people, surely my esteemed colleague, Jonathan Sarna, should know that attentive, careful and thoughtful readers—and reviewers—take their cues and draw their conclusions from both the tone and the substance of what is put before them. Jenna Weissman Joselit *To read Jenna Weissman Joselit’s original review, click here. *To read Jonathan D. Sarna’s response, click here.

Jonathan Sarna's new book When General Grant Expelled the Jews argues that instead of of demonizing the man, history—or more to the point, American Je

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Blessings

The Rosenwald School takes center stage in Stephanie Deutsch’s book, which charts the steadily expanding alliance between Booker T. Washington and Jul

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Jonathan Boyarin’s deeply felt account of the summer he spent a few years ago tending to the needs of an embattled little shul in the heart of the Low

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Alicia Oltuski’s book seeks to demystify a business known far and wide for its fidelity to discretion: the diamond trade. At once global and local, im

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In this decidedly post-modern iteration of Jewish travel literature, Levy finds himself in the rural heartland of China where incongruities abound: Pi

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In the manner of its production and distribution, and certainly its promotion, kosher food now owes as much to the conventions of modern America and t

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Angus Trumble is also given to great bursts of enthusiasm and equally great swaths of arcana about the human digit. Trolling through art history and a

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