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Jenna Weissman Joselit

Jenna Weissman Joselit, the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of History at George Washington University, is the author, most recently, of Set in Stone: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments (Oxford University Press). She is currently at work on a biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan for the Jewish Lives series of Yale University Press.

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Jenna Weissman Joselit

Textiles can tell the story of how modernity, for all its many blessings, often erases the practices and values of the collective, celebrating the individual at the expense of community and novelty or fashion at the expense of tradition.