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Photo of the day: Laurence Goodstein and friends from Camp Oneida.  Ca. 1915 Collection of Yeshiva University Museum Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence M. Lerner For more archival photos, visit the Center’s Flickr photostream. 

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All images: Collection of Yeshiva University Museum A sizeable portion of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who streamed into New York at the turn of the 20th century found work in the city’s expanding garment industry. Although only about 10% were actual trained tailors, many Jewish immigrants held experience in both producing clothing–since the garment industry in Russia was one of the only businesses open to Jews–and held industrial…

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Celebrating Archivesby Susan Woodland, Senior Archivist, American Jewish Historical Society October is Archives Month, and the archives community in metropolitan New York celebrated the week of October 7th with an extensive list of repository tours, programs, exhibits, a symposium on Disaster Recovery inspired by last fall’s superstorm Sandy, and an award ceremony. See the website of the Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York (ART)…

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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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Image of the day: Hanukah greeting card. Issued by the Jewish Welfare Board. Paper, printed. 1945. Collection of 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 and on Twitter. 

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The Goldbergs, Puzzle AdvertisementYear: 1932Creator: Pepsodent Co. Type: Color Lithograph The Goldbergs, one of the first successful television sitcoms, spawned from a popular radio program and ran from 1949 to 1956. The show centered around a family of Eastern European Jews living in the Bronx, and often explored themes of ethnicity, financial struggles, and family. The undeniable star of the show was matriarch Mollie…

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Marriage Contract Form (Ketubah) Creator: Chaim GrossType: Lithograph on paperYear: 1979Repository: Yeshiva University Museum —– Join the 16th Street Book Club for a discussion of The Marriage Artist by Andrew Winer! Tuesday, August 14th at 7pm When the wife of renowned art critic Daniel Lichtmann plunges to her death, she is not alone. Lying next to her is Benjamin Wind, the very artist Daniel…

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The Breakers, Atlantic City. Postcard c. 1940. Yeshiva University Museum.The Breakers was one of many grand hotels lining the Atlantic City coast in the 1940s. The area became a top vacation destination for East Coasters in the 20th century, perhaps propelled by increasing disposable income among the middle class and the adoption of proper swimming outfits by men and women. You can view a…

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Trial of Jews of TrentYear: 1478Type: Manuscript, handwritten on paperCountry: Trent, GermanyRepository: Yeshiva University Museum In 1475, a two-year-old Christian boy named Simon disappeared in Trent, a small town in Germany. He was eventually found dead in the cellar of a local Jewish man, which began a blood libel and a fraudulent, violent investigation. Already brimming with antisemitism from a recent fiery sermon given…

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