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Bolcio Pechowiec robi skok rekordowy: a translated Polish Cartoon

Bolcio Pechowiec robi skok rekordowy: a translated Polish Cartoon Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Polish appeared 1932 in Nasza Jutrzenka. This newspaper in particular and others are made available online by the National Library of Israel on the website Historical Jewish Press – עיתונות יהודית היסטורית Microfilmed and print copies of newspapers and other material are available at the Center for…

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Susie Knaknisl

Susie Knaknisl: a translated Yiddish Cartoon from 101 years ago Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Yiddish appeared 1916 in דיא ווארהייט. This newspaper in particular and others are made available online by the National Library of Israel on the website Historical Jewish Press – עיתונות יהודית היסטורית Microfilmed and print copies of newspapers and other material are available at the Center…

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Who’s the Puppet Performer for the Russians?

“Who’s the Puppet Performer for the Russians?”: a translated Hebrew Cartoon from 74 years ago Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Hebrew appeared in translation in 1943 in the newspaper Al Hamishmar. This newspaper and others are made available online by the National Library of Israel on the website Historical Jewish Press – עיתונות יהודית היסטורית Microfilmed and print copies of newspapers…

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Alternative Loyalty and the American Council for Judaism

By Steven Trebach, Research Intern I am a Research Intern at the Center for Jewish History (CJH) and a recent graduate of Haverford College. My original goal was to research dual loyalty, which led me to documents concerning the American Council for Judaism (ACJ) within the Center’s Partner’s collections, particularly the American Jewish Historical Society. In the mid-20th century, the ACJ accused Zionist Jews…

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Gimpel Beynish, Yiddish cartoon from NYC 100 years ago

Gimpel Beynish, Yiddish cartoon from NYC 100 years ago Read from right to left! Today’s cartoon in Yiddish first appeared 1916 in דיא וואַרהייט. This newspaper and others are made available online by the National Library of Israel on the website Historical Jewish Press – עיתונות יהודית היסטורית. Microfilmed and print copies of newspapers and other material are available at the Center for Jewish…

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Fascists Get the Boot

“Fascists Get the Boot!”: A Hebrew cartoon from 1943! Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Hebrew first appeared on August 6, 1943 in the newspaper Al Hamishmar, accompanying an article about the overthrow of Mussolini. This newspaper and others are made available online by the National Library of Israel on the website Historical Jewish Press – עיתונות יהודית היסטורית Microfilmed and print…

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Gimpel Beynish

Yiddish cartoon from NYC 100 years ago Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Read from right to left! Today’s cartoon in Yiddish first appeared 1916 in דיא וואַרהייט. This newspaper and others are made available online by the National Library of Israel on the website Historical Jewish Press – עיתונות יהודית היסטורית. Microfilmed and print copies of newspapers and other material are available at the…

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Reform Judaism Founders in America: Isaac Mayer Wise, David Einhorn, and Max Lilienthal

By Josh Daniels, Former Research Intern Josh Daniels is writing a two-part series of blog posts on the intellectual foundations of Reform Judaism. See his first post here. Once Reform Judaism began to spread to America, it encountered a very different environment than the one it came from back in Germany. Politically, the American Constitution promised rights to religious freedom, preventing the government from…

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An Introduction to the Thinkers of Reform Judaism

By Josh Daniels, Former Research Intern Growing up in a secular household, I had only a loose connection to the religion of Judaism.  I attended Hebrew school twice a week for five years, and studied eight months independently for my bar mitzvah.  I attended High Holiday services throughout my high school years, and ended up all but renounced my religious identity into college, where,…

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Civil Disobedience of the American Clergy on Behalf of Soviet Jews

By Andrey Filimonov, Archival Services Manager at the Center for Jewish History Screenshots from “Civil Disobedience—Demonstration and Clergy Arrest at Soviet Consulate, November 18, 1985.” Original archival material found in the Records of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews and Bay Area Council for Jewish Rescue and Renewal, I-505; box 100; VHS tape 69; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY; http://digital.cjh.org/4633168 One…

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