Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! JBC invit­ed an author to share thoughts on #Jew­Lit for each day of Jew­ish Book Month. Watch, read, enjoy, and discover! 

Today, Shari Rabin, author of Jews on the Fron­tier: Reli­gion and Mobil­i­ty in Nine­teenth Cen­tu­ry Amer­i­ca, talks about being intro­duced to Fron­tier Jews. 


Shari Rabin is the author of Jews on the Fron­tier: Reli­gion and Mobil­i­ty in Nine­teenth-Cen­tu­ry Amer­i­ca (NYU Press, 2017). She is Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Jew­ish Stud­ies and Direc­tor of the Pearlstine/​Lipov Cen­ter for South­ern Jew­ish Cul­ture at the Col­lege of Charleston. She is a his­to­ri­an of Amer­i­can reli­gions and mod­ern Judaism, spe­cial­iz­ing in the nine­teenth century.