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Yiddish Wall Newspapers

“Wall newspapers”—large, hand-lettered or typed newsletters posted in a shared communal space—have their roots in Soviet propaganda. Among the rich historical resources available through the Center for Jewish History’s digital collections are wall newspapers that form a portion of YIVO’s Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Poster Collection, RG 294.6. Created in the aftermath of World War II, these fragile documents provide a vivid glimpse…

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Look Who’s Coming To Dinner!

Look Who’s Coming to Dinner! Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Yiddish appeared 1906 in New York in  דיא ווארהייט. 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…

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How the Czar Takes a Bath

How the Czar Takes a Bath… Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Yiddish appeared 1905 in New York in דיא ווארהייט. 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…

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When the Matchmaker Has Kids

When the Matchmaker Has Kids… Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Yiddish appeared January, 1915 in New York in דיא ווארהייט. 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…

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It’s Not Their Business

It’s “Not Their Business!” Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Yiddish appeared 1905 in דיא ווארהייט. 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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Susie Knaknisl

Susie Knaknisl: a translated Yiddish Cartoon from 101 years ago Karikatūrah Mipaām ⚫ קָרִיקָטוּרָה מִפַּעַם Today’s cartoon in Yiddish appeared 1916 in דיא ווארהייט. 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…

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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…

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Did you hear about the new Dr. Seuss book “What Pet Should I Get?” released today? In March of 2012 Melanie J. Meyers, M.S. Senior Reference Services Librarian, Special Collections, wrote a piece for the blog on Dr. Seuss books in the collections. 16thstreet: Happy Birthday, Dokter Seuss!by Melanie J. Meyers, M.S., Senior Reference Librarian, Center for Jewish History March 2, 2012 would have…

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The Molly Picon Story, Part 6: “Isn’t She Wonderful?”

With this post, we wrap up Sarah Ganton’s series on Molly Picon, for decades a household name in Yiddish theater and vaudeville, then a Broadway star and performer with the USO, then a radio personality. We’re very fortunate to have a rich record of her life through the archives of the American Jewish Historic Society, one of the five partners of the Center of Jewish…

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The Molly Picon Story, Part 5: Postwar Europe–and Radio

We continue Sarah Ganton’s story of Molly Picon, for decades a household name in Yiddish theater and vaudeville, then a Broadway star and performer with the USO, then a radio personality. We’re very fortunate to have a rich record of her life through the archives of the American Jewish Historic Society, one of the five partners of the Center of Jewish History. Join us in…

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