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Missing in Action

Missing in Action… Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Hebrew appeared in Israel in 1943 in על המשמר. 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 Jewish History. Library…

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Lessons of History…

Lessons of History… Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Hebrew appeared in Israel in 1943 in על המשמר. 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 Jewish History. Library…

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Out of Order

Out of Order… Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Hebrew appeared 1987 in מעריב. 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 Jewish History. Library and archive records can…

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Babysitting… a translated Hebrew Cartoon

Babysitting… a translated Hebrew Cartoon Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Hebrew appeared 1956 in מעריב. 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 Jewish History. Library and archive…

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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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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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Tracing the Past: Deciphering Handwriting in Yiddish and Hebrew

By J.D. Arden, Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Specialist, Center for Jewish History Here at the Center for Jewish History in the Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, researchers in genealogy often discover or bring in old postcards, letters, manuscripts or vital statistics records. These old documents are notoriously difficult to read! Some are in Yiddish, some in Hebrew. Here are my tips for deciphering Hebrew-alphabet penmanship…

Photo of the day: Silver circumcision knife, Italy (ca. 1620). Hebrew inscription: “My covenant was with him for life…” Genesis 17.11; Deuteronomy 30.12; Genesis 17.12.  Collection of Yeshiva University Museum The Max Stern Collection

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National Poetry MonthOn a Poem by Yehudah Amichaiby J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History The poem “First Resurrection” (תחייה ראשונה) is from the poem cycle “Four Resurrections in the Valley of the Ghosts” by Yehudah Amichai (יהודה עמיחי 1924-2000), read in Hebrew above by writer Leon Wieseltier as part of the “CultureBuzz” Amichai poetry series on YouTube. The…

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