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To tree, or not to tree? How Jewish-Christian families navigate the...

Samira Mehta, University of Colorado Boulder Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them –...

How New York’s 19th-century Jews turned Purim into an American party

Zev Eleff, Touro College Purim, which falls this year on Feb. 26, ranks among Judaism’s most joyous holidays.

What Hanukkah’s portrayal in pop culture means to American Jews

Ted Merwin, Dickinson College When I was growing up in suburban New York, Hanukkah was not grounded in religious observance. Having no clue that there...

Why are some Americans changing their names?

Kirsten Fermaglich, Michigan State University In 2008, Newsweek published an article on then-presidential candidate Barack Obama titled “From Barry to Barack.” The story explained how Obama’s...

How one early 20th-century performer defanged her fat-shamers

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff, University of South Carolina It’s all-too-common for women – especially those in the public spotlight – to be criticized for their weight....

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Flying colors: Researcher reveals hidden world through the eyes of butterflies

Adriana Briscoe, University of California, Irvine An award-winning scientist and professor of evolutionary biology, Adriana Briscoe studies the evolution of vision in butterflies and how...