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Hanukkah Lamp. Georg Stephan Doeffer. Wuerzburg, Germany. approximately 1793. Silver and 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. Eliahu Sidi. Israel. 1986. Medium – base: metal, painted; upper deck: plywood, tin, paint. 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 top. Ori Resheff. Israel, late 20th century.  Medium – silver, patinated copper, cast, punched. 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 standing on four legs, in shape of animal paws. Possibly Israel or Budapest, Hungary. Approximately 1920. Silver, brass, cast. 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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Using the Archives to Reflect on Your Hanukkah Experience

by David P. Rosenberg, Senior Reference Librarian – Collections, Center for Jewish History  Hanukkah Lamp. Galicia or Ukraine, ca. 1800. Silver: cast, filigree, engraved. The Max Stern Collection, Yeshiva University Museum. This lamp is of the Ba’al Shem Tov type, named after the founder of Hasidism, who, tradition tells us, owned a Hanukkah lamp of this type. This made it very popular in the…

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Yom Yerushalayim: Selections

In Honor of Yom Yerushalayim: five selections concerning Jerusalem from each of the five partners. Compiled by David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Senior Reference Librarian – Collections, Center for Jewish History  Yom Yerushalayim commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem and Israeli control over the Old City. The victory in the Six-Day War resulted in the first time Jews took control of the city since the destruction of the…

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Click on the images above to see enlarged versions for easier viewing/reading. At the Sewing Machine (from Songs of the Ghetto) Poem by Morris Rosenfeld (1862-1923) with translation from Yiddish by Berthold Feiwel (1875-1937). Illustration by Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874-1925).  Berlin, Benjamin Harz Verlag ca. 1902. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum (1996.023). Gift of Michael Cohn. – A haunting image from the famed and…

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Die Haggadah des Kindes. (Click on title to view digitized version.) Leo Baeck Institute. Dayenu: A few Passover Haggadot would have been enough…really?by David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Senior Reference Librarian – Collections, Center for Jewish History  As we prepare for the ritual Seder this evening, I started to reflect on the variations of Passover Haggadot and the vast number of them that we have…

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Image: For the Child Who is Unable to Inquire, Thou Shalt Explain the Whole Story of Passover (Seder plate). Harriete Estel Berman. Steel, tin, plexiglas, sterling silver, brass. Yeshiva University Museum. – A Newborn Girl at Passoverby Nan Cohen Consider one apricot in a basket of them.It is very much like all the other apricots–an individual already, skin and seed. Now think of this…

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From the partners’ collections: Confirmation (Bar Mitzvah) invitation Creator: James Spencer & Co.Object Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A. Date: January 14, 1922Medium: paper: printed, embossedPersistent URL: http://museums.cjh.org/Display.php?irn=6509Repository: Yeshiva University MuseumCall Number: 2002.061Rights statement: Click here. Visit our Flickr photostream for more from the partners’ collections.

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