Jenna Weissman Joselit, the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies & Professor of History at The George Washington University, is the author of Set in Stone: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments.
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The Smithsonian Gets Religion

A new exhibit at the National Museum of American History looks at the role of religion—including Judaism—in early America

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Turning Religion Into a Theme Park

While Bible-themed venues have proved popular with American—mostly Christian—tourists, Israel’s Shtetl Museum had trouble getting off the ground

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The Garment District’s Bustling Past and Uncertain Future

Mayor De Blasio may be killing Manhattan’s storied neighborhood, once dense with high-rise factories, its sidewalks crowded with garmentos and push boys

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Fine (Kosher) Dining

Why do upscale kosher restaurants have such a short lifespan? Economics play a part, but so does culture.

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The Ten Commandments Take Shape

In her new book ‘Set in Stone,’ Jenna Weissman Joselit recalls one synagogue’s battle over a stained-glass window

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A Passover Do-Over

The third Seder was once an American tradition, with a sense of community and politics that set it apart from the first two

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In the Driver’s Seat

Remembering the bygone era when the quintessential New York cabbie was Jewish

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Photographic Memories

Israeli photographer Sharon Ya’ari views the American Colony Photo Department’s images of the Holy Land—and finds echoes of his own

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