Skip to main content

Examining Jewish Life Through Objects

For a short time, Fisher Price made a set of Little People toys to help celebrate Hannukah. You can only find the set on the collectible market these days, but the figurines served as an easy starting point for Lauren Leibman's introduction to a recent special issue of American Jewish History on Jewish American material culture.

Leibman, a professor of English and Humanities at Reed College, said the toys exemplify "the variety of ways in which objects can embody what it means to be Jewish in American life." The special issue contains a diverse set of articles which dig deep into that concept. She joined us on our podcast to talk about the issue.

Publish Date:
Related News
Spooky, Scary Scholarship
"I was working in the lab late one night…" In celebration of spooky season, the Hopkins Press Journals Division presents a reading list of monstrous, creepy scholarship. From Frankenstein to vampires, candy consumerism to midnight monster movies - there's...
An autumnal outdoor scene of leaf-strewn grass with apples on the ground, a stack of books and a small jack-o-lantern on top of the books
Hopkins Press Welcomes New Journal: Cusp
Continuing our celebration of University Press Week, today we showcase what's #NextUP in Journals with the launch announcement of the newest title in the Hopkins Press Journals catalog: Cusp: Late 19th-/Early 20th-Century Cultures.
Hopkins Press Celebrates University Press Week