Publications

ARTICLES

“Judges and Jews: Congregational Conflict and the Protestant Secular in 19th-Century America,” ReligionVol. 48 No. 4 (2018), 659-677.

“Jews in Church: Rethinking Jewish-Christian Relations in Nineteenth-Century America,” Special Issue on “Jewish Experience in America,” Religions 2018, 9, 237.

“‘Let us Endeavor to Count Them Up’: The Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Jewish Demography,” American Jewish History (Volume 101, Number 4, October 2017), 419-440.

“People of the Press: Religious Periodicals and the Creation of American Judaism,” in The Press and the Pulpit: Religious Periodicals and Publishing in Transnational Contexts (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017). 

“‘The Kingdom of Israel in this Town’: Jewish Merchants in Antebellum Charleston,” Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina 22, no. 1 (Spring 2017), 8-10.

“Mohalim, not Missionaries: Outsider and Insider Bodies in Southern Religious History,” Journal of Southern Religion (18) (2016): jsreligion.org/vol18/rabin.

“Working Jews: Hazanim and the Labor of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, Volume 25, Number 2 (Summer 2015), 178-217.

“‘A Nest to the Wandering Bird’: Iowa and the Creation of American Judaism, 1855-1877,” Annals of Iowa, Volume 73, Number 2, (Spring 2014), 91-117.

“’The Advent of a Western Jewess:’ Rachel Frank and Jewish Female Celebrity in 1890s America,” Nashim: The Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies and Gender Issues Number 22 (Fall 2011), 111-135.

BOOK REVIEWS

A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America, by Kirsten Fermaglich, Contemporary Jewry Vol. 39, No. 1 (March 2019), 177-9.

The Chance at Salvation: A History of Conversion in America, by Lincoln A. Mullen, American Jewish History Vol. 103, No. 1 (January 2019, 106-109).

The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Societyby John Fea, The Journal of Religion, Vol. 98, No. 2 (April, 2018), 272-4.

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

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.

Jewish Atlantic World website, Southern Jewish History, Volume 18 (Fall 2015), 197-201.

Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism by Peter Adams, American Jewish History, Volume 99, Number 3 (July 2015), 267-8.

“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.

We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, A Documentary History by Gary Phillip Zola, Annals of Iowa, Volume 73, Number 4 (Winter 2014), 61-62.

Messianism, Secrecy, and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life by Laura Arnold Leibman, Journal of Jewish Identities, Issue 7, Number 2 (July 2014), 91-2.

POPULAR PUBLICATIONS AND PODCASTS

“American Jews before 1880: Mobile, entrepreneurial, unconventional,” Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Blog, March 13, 2019, https://jewishstudies.washington.edu/jewish-history-and-thought/american-jews-judaism-19th-century-west-shari-rabin/.

“Jews on the American Frontier,” The Age of Jackson Podcast, December 7, 2018,https://theageofjacksonpodcast.com/2018/12/07/episode-54-jews-on-the-frontier-in-antebellum-america-with-shari-rabin/.

“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, https://usreligion.blogspot.com/2018/04/jews-on-frontier-roundtable-rabin.html.

“Shari Rabin on Jews on the American Frontier,” Research on ReligionPodcast,March 11, 2018, http://www.researchonreligion.org/historical-topics/shari-rabin-on-jews-on-the-american-frontier

“Jews on the Frontier with Shari Rabin,” Jewish History Matters Podcast, January 28, 2018, https://www.jewishhistory.fm/shari-rabin-jews-on-the-frontier-religion-and-mobility-in-nineteenth-century-america/

“Moses, Aaron, and Pharoah Walk into a Bar,” Jewish Review of BooksOnline, March 27, 2018, https://jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/3064/moses-aaron-and-pharaoh-walk-into-a-bar-passover-in-the-union-army/

“The First Egalitarian Minyan?” The ProsenPeople, Jewish Book Council, March 27, 2018, https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/_blog/The_ProsenPeople/post/the-first-egalitarian-minyan/

“Fact Checking the Frisco Kid: A Historian’s Take on a Jewish Classic,” The ProsenPeople, Jewish Book Council, https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/_blog/The_ProsenPeople/post/fact-checking-the-frisco-kid-a-historians-take-on-a-jewish-classic/,  December 21, 2017.

“Five Historic Jewish Communities You’ve (Probably) Never Heard of,”TheProsenPeople, Jewish Book Council, https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/_blog/The_ProsenPeople/post/five-historic-jewish-communities-youve-probably-never-heard-of/, December 19, 2017.

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

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.

Researching Judaism in the West,Religion in the American West Blog, relwest.blogspot.com, February 18, 2013

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