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Greetings from Seasons Past

By James Benjamin Nadel, Communications Outreach Associate How do you reach out to friends and family for the New Year? Do you write them an email or make a call? This year you might, following a long Jewish tradition, consider sending an illustrated postcard. Such was the norm for many Jews living in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A collection of Rosh…

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Into the Woods: Blau-Weiss, the German Zionist Hiking Group

Image: Courtesy of Leo Baeck Institute By James Benjamin Nadel, Communications Outreach Associate As the summer ends, and opportunities to explore the great outdoors grow fewer, I wanted to draw attention to the little discussed history of Jewish hiking organizations. Several of these youth groups existed in pre-World War II Europe, but one stands out in particular for its unique engagement with various cultural…

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