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Out of the Box: Four Unique Passover Items

At the Center for Jewish History, there are tens of thousands of boxes in our partners’ archival and museum collections. Our series, Out of the Box, showcases some of the remarkable treasures and stories tucked away inside. In collaboration with Yeshiva University Museum, we had intended this March to highlight just a few of the over 230 Passover items, which span over 200 years, that are carefully conserved in the Yeshiva University…

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Pogrom in Polen, early 20th century. This poster by L. Pinkhof, printed in Amsterdam, warns of recent pogroms in Poland.  Artist: Leo Pinkhof (1898-1943)Amsterdam, early 20th centuryCollection of Yeshiva University Museum. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Jesselson

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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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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 noisemaker depicting King Ahasuerus. mid 20th century. Tin, lithographed wood. 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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Page from Chanukkah-Buechlein/Sippur Hanukkah. Creators: Hannenmann, Wallenberg, and Horowitz. Berlin, Germany. Approximately 1930. YU Museum 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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Hanukkah lamp. Israel, 1960. Metalwork with copper, silver, brass. 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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Hanukkah top. Janet Dash. New York, United States of America. 1993. 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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Hanukkah Lamp. Germany or Netherlands. 19th century. Brass. 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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Hanukkah lamp/Shabbat candleholder. Probably Vienna, Austria. Approximately 1886-1922. Silver. 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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Hanukkah lamp. Europe, probably Germany. Early 20th century. Brass. 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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