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All images: Collection of Yeshiva University Museum Shana Tova! The start of this year marks a new beginning for us here at the Center for a Jewish History. We’re opening the new David Berg Rare Book Room to showcase treasures from the collections of our five partners, launching a program season packed with everything from concerts to symposia, and embarking on an exploration of the Jewish community of…

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Shavuot papercut, possibly from Eastern Europe, early 20th Century. Yeshiva University Museum. For more, visit the Center for Jewish History’s Flickr photostream.Click here to connect with the Center for Jewish History on Facebook.

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3Wj8RpthptwSQ0lz1nnQNJ Theodore Bikel Sings “Mu Asapru”by J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History Click here for audio. Here is a classic Passover song which can be a fun challenge in counting backwards in Yiddish after drinking wine.  מה אספּרה, מה אדברה אותךװער קען זאָגן, װער קען רעדן װאָס די 1 באַטײַטאיינער איז גאָט, און גאָט איז איינער, און װײַטער…

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“Yo Quiero” Sephardic Matzah Cookies!by J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History This Passover season, I invite you to try your hand at some sweet recipes from the Sephardic community of Turkey. For over 500 years since the expulsion from Spain, the Sephardic Jewish community in Turkey has maintained a cultural heritage of Ladino language, music—and tasty cookies and…

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American Culture in Haggadahs from the Collectionsby David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Reference Services Research Coordinator, Center for Jewish History Last year I reflected on the vast variety and volume of Haggadahs in my blog post “Dayenu: A few Passover Haggadot would have been enough…really?” This year I took a closer look at a handful of Haggadahs in the library of the American Jewish Historical…

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La Toilette d’Esther. Neilson, Jacques de Troy, Jean Francois Gobelins. Tapestry from the 2nd half of the 18th century. Gobelins, France. YU Museum. For more, visit the Center for Jewish History’s Flickr photostream.Click here to connect with the Center for Jewish History on Facebook.

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Costumed group in Brno (Czech Republic). Date unknown. Leo Baeck Institute. For more, visit the Center for Jewish History’s Flickr photostream.Click here to connect with the Center for Jewish History on Facebook.

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Purim celebration at the Juedische Schule Soest. circa 1929. Leo Baeck Institute. For more, visit the Center for Jewish History’s Flickr photostream.Click here to connect with the Center for Jewish History on Facebook.

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Mishloah Manot! Ha Solel. April 1933. YU Museum. For more, visit the Center for Jewish History’s Flickr photostream.Click here to connect with the Center for Jewish History on Facebook.

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Purim parade, and children at Purim, at the Ahawah Orphanage in Berlin. 1938. Leo Beck Institute Collections. For more, visit the Center for Jewish History’s Flickr photostream.Click here to connect with the Center for Jewish History on Facebook.

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