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Yiddish Wall Newspapers, Part 1

“Wall newspapers”—large, hand-lettered or typed newsletters posted in a shared communal space—have their roots in Soviet propaganda. Among the rich historical resources available through the Center for Jewish History’s digital collections are wall newspapers that form a portion of YIVO’s Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Poster Collection, RG 294.6. Created in the aftermath of World War II, these fragile documents provide a vivid glimpse…

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Out of the Box: Four Unique Passover Items

At the Center for Jewish History, there are tens of thousands of boxes in our partners’ archival and museum collections. Our series, Out of the Box, showcases some of the remarkable treasures and stories tucked away inside. In collaboration with Yeshiva University Museum, we had intended this March to highlight just a few of the over 230 Passover items, which span over 200 years, that are carefully conserved in the Yeshiva University…

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Coffee & Bagels as Organizing Tools: the Tzedek, Tzedek Collective and Wholly Bagel Coffeehouse

The late 1960s and early 1970s were, in part, characterized by the counterculture that swept through the United States during those years. Catapulted by the growth of social movement activism was an increased awareness of and desire to fix the problems plaguing American society, such as racism, sexism, poverty and the exploitation of labor. This period of American history was full of new and…

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The Records of HIAS (I-363) are officially live!

AJHS and CJH Archivists are happy to announce that the finding aid for the records of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) I-363 is online and ready to use! After three years of surveying, organizing, rehousing, and encoding, the American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History are proud to present a processed collection of documents, photographs, and audio/visual materials representing nearly 100…

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Highlight from the Sidney Lapidus Collections of Judaica: Discourse on the Restoration of the Jews

AJHS Board Chairman and CJH Board Treasurer Sidney Lapidus is not only a dedicated and generous philanthropist, but also a great collector of Anglo-American political treatises and essays and lawbooks on slavery, many of which he has donated to his alma mater, Princeton University, and to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where he has established the Lapidus Center for the Analysis…

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From the partners’ collections: Confirmation (Bar Mitzvah) invitation Creator: James Spencer & Co.Object Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A. Date: January 14, 1922Medium: paper: printed, embossedPersistent URL: http://museums.cjh.org/Display.php?irn=6509Repository: Yeshiva University MuseumCall Number: 2002.061Rights statement: Click here. Visit our Flickr photostream for more from the partners’ collections.

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From the partners’ collections: Food will win the War Medium: PosterDate: 1918Persistent URL: digital.cjh.org/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=367343Repository: Yeshiva University MuseumCall Number: 1998.613Rights statement: Click here. Visit our Flickr photostream for more from the partners’ collections.

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From the partners’ collections: Meditacion Cosmica Artist: Leonardo Nierman Medium:painting: acrylic on masonite Date:1978-1979 Persistent URL: museums.cjh.org/Display.php?irn=7825 Repository: Yeshiva University Museum Accession number: 1987.034 Rights statement: Click here. Visit our Flickr photostream for more from the partners’ collections.

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From the partners’ collections: Interior view of the destroyed Fasanenstrasse Synagogue, Berlin, burned on Kristallnacht during the November Pogroms Creator/Photographer: UnknownMedium: Black and white photographic print Date: 1938Repository: Leo Baeck InstituteParent Collection: Berlin; Jewish Community CollectionCall Number: AR 88Rights statement: Click here. Visit our Flickr photostream for more from the partners’ collections.

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From the partners’ collections: The Golden City/Upper Galilee Description: Landscape. Camels lower left, yellow buildings top center, surrounded by green; inscribed reverse: “Ruth Bamberger with Love for Kathrin”Artist: Bamberger, Ruth, 1906-1976Medium: Painting, oil on canvasDate: 1969Persistent URL: digital.cjh.org/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=413013Repository: The Kathryn Yochelson Collection Yeshiva University MuseumAccession number: 2001.396Rights statement: Click here. Visit our Flickr photostream for more from the partners’ collections.

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From the partners’ collections: Blau-Weiss hikers with instruments Description:Blau-Weiss was a Zionist youth movement founded in Germany and Austria in 1912. It organized youth group outings and gatherings which stressed the appreciation of nature, scouting, and self-dependence.Creator/Photographer: unknownMedium: black-and-white reproductionDate: undatedPersistent URL: digital.cjh.org/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=837384Repository: Leo Baeck InstituteParent Collection: Rudolf and Rudolphina Menzel CollectionCall Number: AR 25014Rights statement: Click here. Visit our Flickr photostream for more…

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