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.

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


Fine (Kosher) Dining

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


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


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


In the Driver’s Seat

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


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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