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James Nadel

A Night at the Ballpark

By James Benjamin Nadel, Communications Outreach Associate The Chicago Cubs took center stage in the world of baseball, winning their first World Series Championship in 108 years. But the Cubs are not the only baseball team that has recently achieved a first. Late last month, on a Sunday night at MCU Park in Brooklyn, where the luminescent rides of Coney Island tower over the…

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Get Out the Vote: Jewish History and Past Elections in the Great Treasures in the Great Hall Case

By James Benjamin Nadel, Communications Outreach Associate As the nation prepares to head to the polls this November 8th, the American Jewish Historical Society and the Yeshiva University Museum have developed a display of their materials that demonstrate Jewish involvement in political elections of the past. The items included, which span across nearly a century of American history, exemplify the various political activities in…

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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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