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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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Gimpel Beynish

Yiddish cartoon from NYC 100 years ago Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם 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…

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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…

Shared Sorrow, Shared Survival: International Romani Day at the Center for Jewish History

16thstreet: By J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S., Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Specialist, Center for Jewish History  Image: Street Scene [Bucharest] Collection of  Leo Baeck Institute http://access.cjh.org/867447 Wednesday, April 8th is International Romani Day,celebrating and raising awareness of the Romani people, an ethnic minority with roots in Northern India who, like the Jewish people, experienced an expulsion from their homeland hundreds of years ago, and began a…

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Spaniolischer Jude (Jew from Spain), etching print on a postcardFrom the E.M. Lilien Collection. AR 1944Collection of the Leo Baeck Institute “The Sephardim Are Coming, the Sephardim Are Coming!” By: J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S., Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Specialist, Center for Jewish History More than 500 years ago, on July 30th of 1492, Jews residing in Spain—numbering approximately 200,000—were expelled from their homes. This event…

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Shared Sorrow, Shared Survival: International Romani Day at the Center for Jewish History

By J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S., Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Specialist, Center for Jewish History  Image: Street Scene [Bucharest] Collection of  Leo Baeck Institute http://access.cjh.org/867447 Wednesday, April 8th is International Romani Day,celebrating and raising awareness of the Romani people, an ethnic minority with roots in Northern India who, like the Jewish people, experienced an expulsion from their homeland hundreds of years ago, and began a subsequent…

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Conducting Research on Jewish Fighters, WWIIWith a Focus on Ukraine, Belarus and Russiaby J.D. Arden, Reference Services Assistantwith assistance from Aurora Zinder, Volunteer, and David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Reference Services Research Coordinator, Center for Jewish History Above image: Kniga Pamiati Voinov-Evreev and Biographical Dictionary of Jewish Resistance In the Lillian Goldman Reading Room here at the Center for Jewish History, you can explore Hebrew-language…

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The Aleppo Codex

by J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Genealogy & Reference Services Assistant Librarian and Research Intern, Center for Jewish History On Thursday, the 16th Street Book Club met at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan to welcome the author Matti Friedman and talk to him about his book, The Aleppo Codex. If there is one thing to take for certain while sitting around the table at a book club discussion, it…

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