Online Writing and Podcasts


“Space and Place,” A Universe of Terms, The Imminent Frame, February 28, 2020,


“American Jews: How 1789 Created 2019,” The Panorama: Expansive Views from The Journal of the Early Republic, November 4, 2019,

“Jewish Identity and a Divided America,” review of A Hundred Acres of America: The Geography of Jewish American Literary History by Michael Hoberman, Marginalia Review of Books, September 6, 2019,

A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture by Shachar M. Pinsker, Reading Religion, July 15, 2019,

“American Jews before 1880: Mobile, entrepreneurial, unconventional,” Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Blog, March 13, 2019,


“Jews on the American Frontier,” The Age of Jackson Podcast, December 7, 2018,

“Jews on the Frontier, a Roundtable: Rabin Response,” Religion in American History: A Group Blog on Religion in American Culture and History, April 12, 2018,

“Shari Rabin on Jews on the American Frontier,” Research on Religion PodcastMarch 11, 2018,

“Jews on the Frontier with Shari Rabin,” Jewish History Matters Podcast, January 28, 2018,

“Moses, Aaron, and Pharoah Walk into a Bar,” Jewish Review of BooksOnline, March 27, 2018,

“The First Egalitarian Minyan?” The ProsenPeople, Jewish Book Council, March 27, 2018,


“Fact Checking the Frisco Kid: A Historian’s Take on a Jewish Classic,” The ProsenPeople, Jewish Book Council,,  December 21, 2017.

“Five Historic Jewish Communities You’ve (Probably) Never Heard of,”TheProsenPeople, Jewish Book Council,, December 19, 2017.

“Southern Jews: Privilege and Vulnerability,” Narratives of the South Blog, College of Charleston Southern Studies Program, October 9, 2017.

African American Religions, 1500-2000: Colonialism, Democracy, and Freedom, by Sylvester Johnson, H-AmRel, H-Net Reviews,, July 7, 2017.

2016 and earlier

Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald G. Mathews, edited by Regina D. Sullivan and Monte Harrell Hampton, H-AmRel, H-Net Reviews,, April 25, 2016.

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and a Nineteenth-Century Rabbi on ‘New York Values,’” Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, January 19, 2016.

You are Where You Live: Jews, Religion, and the New York Boardinghouse,” Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History, December 22, 2015.

“Peddler on the Hoof,” review of Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way, by Hasia Diner, Marginalia Review of Books, March 31, 2015.

Researching Judaism in the West,Religion in the American West Blog,, February 18, 2013