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Will you be my bridesmaid?   It’s flattering, isn’t it? A romantic celebration, and you’ll be playing a supporting role. But what if being a bridesmaid means committing to a year of party planning and splurging on an unflattering dress you’ll wear at the wedding--and never again? How does a friendship survive strained budgets, bridal duties, and toilet paper games?   Bridesmaid veterans Sarah Stein and Lucy Talbot are here... more...

At which moments and in which ways did Jews play a central role in the development of American capitalism? Many popular writers address the intersection of Jews and capitalism, but few scholars, perhaps fearing this question’s anti-Semitic overtones, have pondered it openly. Chosen Capital represents the first historical collection devoted to this question in its analysis of the ways in which Jews in North America shaped and were... more...

This ground-breaking documentary history contains over 150 primary sources originally written in 15 languages by or about Sephardi Jews—descendants of Jews who fled medieval Spain and Portugal settling in the western portions of the Ottoman Empire, including the Balkans, Anatolia, and Palestine. Reflecting Sephardi history in all its diversity, from the courtyard to the courthouse, spheres intimate, political, commercial, familial,... more...