Once the days grow shorter and chillier, thousands of American Jews like my aunts and uncles temporarily pull up stakes and head south for a couple of months. Some lit out for Charleston or Hilton Head, South Carolina.
A succession of turkeys parades before me. Beribboned rather than trussed, one pulls a wagon, a second sits in a baby carriage, while a pair of them takes a stroll in the company of Lady Liberty. These creatures are not real, of course. They have never roamed the yard or rested atop a platter. Instead, they grace Thanksgiving greeting cards, the sending of which became a popular pastime beginning in the late 19th century and continuing well into the postwar era.
It’s funny how chance encounters—OK, eavesdropping—can give rise to research. There I was, in the bathroom of a Jewish cultural institution, when I overheard two women animatedly discussing from the comfort of their respective stalls what they had in mind to wear for Halloween.
Biblical proportions - Well before it opened its enormous doors a few months ago, the Museum of the Bible in downtown Washington, D.C., was the subject of avid discussion within the academic and museum communities I inhabit. Some of my colleagues roll... https://t.co/sMyAmv1c1q
Little boxes - It’s funny how the themes of one course often dovetail with and echo those of another, especially when that’s not my intention. As the semester drew to a close, the geometry of space -- and with it, the cultural significance of boxes --... https://t.co/0TxpzoTzne
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Selecting a term
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