Matsa ads from American Ladino and Yiddish newspapers compel us to reconsider Jewish food history in the United States.
Can Jews be anti-Semitic against other Jews? In this episode, guest Devin E. Naar looks at the history of Jewish prejudice against other Jews in the United States, from the very first American Jewish settlers in the 1600s to twentieth-century efforts to exclude Jews from the Muslim world from Jewish institutions — as American Jews struggled to hold on to their “precarious whiteness.”
The United States was the country where Jews came to finally be free from anti-Semitism… or was it? In this episode, guest Susan A. Glenn discusses the history of anti-Semitism in the U.S., touching on the Second Ku Klux Klan, the “mother of all conspiracy theories,” and the resurgence of anti-Semitism in the U.S. in the present day.
Susan A. Glenn lectures on how Americans responded to the Holocaust in this entry into the ten-lecture series.
On the eve of his retirement, Joe Butwin explains how his career as a professor of English has always connected back to his Jewish roots.
Uniquely mobile, religiously unconventional Jews of 19th-century America laid the groundwork for American Judaism today, writes Dr. Shari Rabin.
Works of literature speak to the forces behind anti-Semitic violence.