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Stories from the Collections: Highlighting Fiber Artist Ina Golub at YUM

In celebration of Archives Week 2016, Center and partner staff collected and recorded stories about the collections and services at the Center and its partners. If you have ever wondered why archives matter and how archives can change lives, just have a listen. In this recording, Yeshiva University Museum’s Collections Curator Bonni-Dara Michaels describes the Museum and highlights one of the Museum’s collections donated…

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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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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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Sephardic Journeys: Sefer Chesed L’Avraham 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:Sefer Chesed L’Avraham (ספר חסד לאברהם)Avraham ben R. Shalom TubianaṾalansi (Izmir, 1764)Hebrew A truly Sephardic item, the first imprint of this…

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Sephardic Journeys: Seder Ta’aniyot 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:Seder Ta’aniyot (סדר תעניות)Girard Yohan Yanson Uve-Vet Yisra’el Mondovi (Amsterdam, 1771)Hebrew, Spanish Beginning in the late 17th century, Amsterdam emerged as one…

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