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Burning Words: A History Play by Peter Wortsman

Burning Words: A History Play by Peter Wortsman will be presented at the Center for Jewish History on April 3rd: In one of the first debates of the print era, Johannes Reuchlin, a humanist Christian jurist, clashed with Christian convert from Judaism Johannes Pfefferkorn, who was a willing tool of the Dominican Order in their quest to burn Jewish books. Magda Teter (Fordham University)…

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Exhibition Opening: Burning Words

Tuesday, February 23rd, Free, Reservation required: http://cjh.org/event/2766 Burning Words is an exploration of the 16th-century debate carried out through the relatively new medium of printed books over whether Jewish books should be confiscated and burned. Extremely rare original volumes from the Leo Baeck Institute library including works by Martin Luther, Johannes Pfefferkorn and Johannes Reuchlin are the center of the exhibit. This talk will…

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After the War:  Recovery, Relief, and Return, 1945-1949

After the War:  Recovery, Relief, and Return, 1945-1949 on view through January 31, 2016 The far-reaching impact of World War II resulted in massive destruction, decimation, deprivation, and the unparalleled displacement of people across and far beyond the European continent. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, After the War uses photographs, artifacts, and archival material to document and…

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In Honor of Veteran’s Day

by David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Reference Services Research Coordinator, Center for Jewish History Recently when putting finishing touches on the After the War exhibit I was approached by someone who noticed this artifact in the exhibit: The pamphlet is very interesting and important because not only was it was published by the division commander but it is graphically illustrated and serves as an early…

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The far-reaching impact of World War II resulted in massive destruction, decimation, deprivation, and the unparalleled displacement of people across and far beyond the European continent. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, After the War uses photographs, artifacts, and archival material to document and provide insights into the end of the war and post-war disorder and revitalization in…

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This article from Jewish Art Salon is interesting and has images of some of the pieces. The exhibit on view at the Yeshiva University Museum here at the Center for Jewish History is not to be missed. Threatened Beauty by Andi Arnovitz at the Y.U. Museum: http://wp.me/p5n3hG-XV — Threatened Beauty In this exhibition of 33 jewel-like, richly textured collage and watercolor works, Israel-based artist…

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The Issue is Silence: An Address by Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress, at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 From American Jewish Congress records Courtesy of American Jewish Historical Society  Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights is on view through October 09, 2015 A new exhibit on display in The David…

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Photos from the exhibit opening of Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights is on view through October 09, 2015 A new exhibit on display in The David Berg Rare Book Room at the Center for Jewish History recounts the efforts made by American Jews and African…

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Sephardic Journeys: Rome’o i Zhuliyet The rare books and artifacts in this exhibit, Sephardic Journeys, reflect a rich tradition of scholarship and culture shaped by migrations, and they invite, in turn, reflection upon the physical, emotional and spiritual journeys of Jewish history.  Item above:Rome’o i Zhuliyet (רומיאו אי ז’ולייטה)William Shakespeare(Salonika, 1922) Ladino This translation comes from the Balkans, which hosted a lively Ladino literary…

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Sephardic Journeys: Tsemah David: Dittionario Novo The rare books and artifacts in this exhibit, Sephardic Journeys, reflect a rich tradition of scholarship and culture shaped by migrations, and they invite, in turn, reflection upon the physical, emotional and spiritual journeys of Jewish history.  Item above: Tsemah David: Dittionario NovoDavid ben Isaac de PomisIoannem de Gara (Venice, 1587)Hebrew, Aramaic, Italian, Latin Dedicated to Pope Sixtus…

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