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The Humble Bagel

By Zachary Loeb It is hard to think about Jewish food without thinking of the humble bagel, which has long been a staple of the Jewish culinary experience.  And though the bagel has been known to occasionally be a subject of heated disagreement – families have been torn apart amidst fierce debates over whether the Montreal bagel is superior to the New York bagel…

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Comrades, the First of May…

By Zachary Loeb, M.S.I.S. Reference Services Librarian – Patron Services “Comrades, the First of May is the bridge between ourselves and the future. It is the mighty cable which connects us with the international proletariat. Let us meet the great holiday of the proletariat; not with the dangerous indifference of the defeated, but with the joy of the victory of to-morrow.” – The Central…

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No more paper call slips required in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room

By Zachary Loeb, M.S.I.S. Reference Services Librarian – Patron Services Libraries and archives contain a heck of a lot of paper, and oftentimes getting access to that paper requires (you guessed it) even more paper. For years, visitors to the Center for Jewish History’s Lillian Goldman Reading Room needed to grab a stack of paper call slips if they wanted to access any material…

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Our new microfilm readers await you!by Zachary Loeb, MSIS, Patron Services Librarian, Center for Jewish History If you love microfilm (and Jewish history), then the Center for Jewish History is the place for you! Between the collections of the five partners at the Center for Jewish History and the items on extended loan in the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, the Center has…

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It Came From the Stacks! by Zachary Loeb, MSIS, Patron Services Librarian, Center for Jewish History A hoofed, horned and tailed devil uses a lengthy feather to tickle the nose of a grinning bearded man wearing a pointed skullcap. The little devil sits atop a Samekh and the feather winds its way through the Yiddish word “Groyser” en route to the nose being tickled….

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