Center reopens Tuesday, 1/3
Reminder: The Center for Jewish History will be closed on Sunday (1/1) and Monday (1/2). We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd. Check out www.cjh.org to start planning your first visit of 2012!
Using the Archives to Reflect on Your Hanukkah...
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...
In search of Yiddish Theater posters →
Center reopens Tuesday, 12/27
Reminder: The Center will be closed on Sunday (12/25) and Monday (12/26). We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th. Be sure to visit us on Tuesday to see our exhibitions currently on view or to visit our reading room and genealogy institute. 15 West 16th St., btwn 5th and 6th Aves. Click here to start planning your visit.
Illuminating Hidden Collections at the Center for... →
The American Jewish chaplain experience:...
by David P. Rosenberg, Senior Reference Librarian - Collections, Center for Jewish History Many things come to the minds of Americans when they think of Abraham Lincoln: the story of the apple tree and the nickname “honest Abe,” the address at Gettysburg, the Emancipation Proclamation. One thing that may not immediately come to mind is the fight for religious freedom that Lincoln fought amidst...
From Tablet: Confessional - An artist’s... →
From yumuseum: Zhang! This is a fantastic way to respond to Graphic Details! Through memoir comic art! Terrific! Read on through the link! Check out the whole article at Tabletmag.com More about the exhibit: Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women on view through April 15, 2012 presented by Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History While the influential...
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
by David P. Rosenberg, Senior Reference Librarian - Collections, Center for Jewish History Today marks seventy years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that hurled America into the Second World War. According to the Encyclopedia Judaica, Jews’ service to the United States armed forces started with militia duty during the Colonial era. “A considerable number of Jews volunteered for the...