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NEED A HAND? #yad #hands #jewish #yeshivauniversitymuseum #yum #synagogue #jews #silver

NEED A HAND? #yad #hands #jewish #yeshivauniversitymuseum #yum #synagogue #jews #silver

Traci and her art. Come see Home Suite #yeshivauniversitymuseum  #homesweethome #tracitullius #yum #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art #museum #silverpoint

Traci and her art. Come see Home Suite #yeshivauniversitymuseum #homesweethome #tracitullius #yum #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art #museum #silverpoint

LIGHT AND SHADOWS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 27TH. #iran #persian #jews #jewish #museum #yum  #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art #history

LIGHT AND SHADOWS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 27TH. #iran #persian #jews #jewish #museum #yum #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art #history

A MUSEUM STORY

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Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert was a sculptor and designer of Jewish ritual objects and was regarded as the first artist to integrate Hebrew lettering with silver ceremonial objects. He worked in a variety of materials in addition to silver—aluminum and other metals, glass, plastic, wood, and textiles. Originally from  Hildesheim, Germany, Wolpert at an early age, developed an interest in art. From 1916 until 1920, he studied sculpture in Frankfurt-am-Main’s Kunstgewerbeschule, School for Arts and Crafts. After several years of independent work as a sculptor, he returned to the School of Arts and Crafts to study metalwork under a silversmith who had previously taught at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Leo Horowitz. It was then that Wolpert decided to devote himself to Jewish ceremonial art, applying the new trends of that time. 

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 In 1935, he became a professor at the New Bezalel Academy for Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. His teaching stressed simplicity and functional purity of design, and influenced generations of Israeli artists and craftsmen. 

Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert was recognized in his time by the many commissions he received to create Judaica for synagogues, museums, and other public places, as well as from individuals to commemorate important personal events. Yesterday at the Center for Jewish History the Harry G. Friedman Society, an organization of Judaica collectors, met  for a lecture and tour of Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition Light and Shadows:  The Story of Iranian Jews (closing April 27, 2014).  During the meeting, one of the members, Sandy Lepelstat, mentioned that she and her husband Joe had commissioned a portrait bust of their son, David, from Ludwig Wolpert.  Wolpert made two, one for himself.  Lepelstat asked how she might go about finding out who has the bust Wolpert kept.  Bonni-Dara Michaels, Collections Curator for Yeshiva University Museum, told the Lepelstats that the Museum owns the bust, and brought it down from storage for members to examine. In just one moment, the connection was made. There it was in front of her eyes, the bust of her thirteen year old son.

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Menorah’s branches all in a bunch. Look at the little hands that hold it all together. #menorah #jews #jewish #spirituality #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art

Menorah’s branches all in a bunch. Look at the little hands that hold it all together. #menorah #jews #jewish #spirituality #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art

Traci Tullius discussing her show Home Suite: The Drawings of Traci Tullius at the #yeshivauniversitymuseum #draw #yum #art

Traci Tullius discussing her show Home Suite: The Drawings of Traci Tullius at the #yeshivauniversitymuseum #draw #yum #art

BRING ON THE PARTY!
There is more to this holiday than just having a good time. On Purim there are four main commandments or Mitzvot: Megillah (reading the story of Purim), Mishloach Manot (gift baskets sent  to friends and family), Matanot L’Evyonim (money we give to the poor) and having a Seudah (a meal with family and friends). 
This painting in our collection says it all. There are family member’s and friends, food and drink, and music. All the prominent parts of the holiday wrapped into one fine work of art. 
Whats your favorite aspect of this festive day?
Wishing all a great Puirm Sameach! 

Title: Purim Creator: Arthur Szyk Creation Date: 1948 Obeject Origin: USA Medium: Colored Tempera, Ink Category: Art Subject: Purim, Food Accession No.: 1970.005  Respository: YUM 

BRING ON THE PARTY!

There is more to this holiday than just having a good time. On Purim there are four main commandments or Mitzvot: Megillah (reading the story of Purim), Mishloach Manot (gift baskets sent  to friends and family), Matanot L’Evyonim (money we give to the poor) and having a Seudah (a meal with family and friends). 

This painting in our collection says it all. There are family member’s and friends, food and drink, and music. All the prominent parts of the holiday wrapped into one fine work of art. 

Whats your favorite aspect of this festive day?

Wishing all a great Puirm Sameach! 

Title: Purim Creator: Arthur Szyk Creation Date: 1948 Obeject Origin: USA Medium: Colored Tempera, Ink Category: Art Subject: Purim, Food Accession No.: 1970.005  Respository: YUM 

WE ARE READY FOR SPRING FASHION!
Just looking at this image makes the heart flutter in the hopes of the coming Spring! After this long and arduous winter, all we want is to shed the layers and gather beautiful flowers!
Title:Trade cardCreation Date:late 19th centuryObject Origin:Rochester, New York U.S.A.Object Name:Advertising cardMedium:cardstock; printed in colorCategory:EphemeraSubject:OccupationsClothingAccession Number:2004.154Repository:YUM

WE ARE READY FOR SPRING FASHION!

Just looking at this image makes the heart flutter in the hopes of the coming Spring! After this long and arduous winter, all we want is to shed the layers and gather beautiful flowers!

Title:Trade cardCreation Date:late 19th centuryObject Origin:Rochester, New York U.S.A.Object Name:Advertising cardMedium:cardstock; printed in color
Category:EphemeraSubject:Occupations
Clothing
Accession Number:2004.154Repository:YUM

One Room Reveals the Life and Times of Jews in the Near East

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THE POWER OF THE GENIZA

The Cairo Geniza is the single most important resource for understanding the character of Jewish life in the Near East, where most of the world’s Jews lived in the Middle Ages. Join three top scholars – Arnold Franklin, Eve Krakowski and Marina Rustow – as they reflect on the intellectual power and potential of the Geniza and their own personal experiences studying it.
Join us for a special viewing of Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue. Guests are invited to visit the exhibition before the program, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm


Co‐presented with the American Sephardi Federation
Tickets: $10, general; $7 YUM members, students, seniors
For tickets, go to: www.smarttix.com; or call (212) 868‐4444

Letter of Judah Halevi to Halfon ben Nethanel Halevi; Judeo-Arabic, 12thcentury; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (ENA NS I.5r)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABE!
Here’s to a great man and a fantastic leader! He made a significant difference in our history, and as an American people, we celebrate his birthday today! 
This stamp is part of a collection used by the Council Against Intolerance in the calendar year 1947-1948. Who better to portray tolerance than this guy in the bow tie. He fought a long battle which changed the fabric of our nation. Abraham Lincoln, a role model for us all, knew to stand strong in his beliefs in order to better the lives of the American people. 
“If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it”- Abraham Lincoln

Poster Stamp; Council Against Intolerence 1947-1948. Each stamp: 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.; 5 x 3 cm. sheet: 7 7/8 x 3 5/8 in.; 20 x 9 cm. 20th century, USA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABE!

Here’s to a great man and a fantastic leader! He made a significant difference in our history, and as an American people, we celebrate his birthday today! 

This stamp is part of a collection used by the Council Against Intolerance in the calendar year 1947-1948. Who better to portray tolerance than this guy in the bow tie. He fought a long battle which changed the fabric of our nation. Abraham Lincoln, a role model for us all, knew to stand strong in his beliefs in order to better the lives of the American people. 

If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it”- Abraham Lincoln

Poster Stamp; Council Against Intolerence 1947-1948. Each stamp: 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.; 5 x 3 cm. sheet: 7 7/8 x 3 5/8 in.; 20 x 9 cm. 20th century, USA

NEED A HAND? #yad #hands #jewish #yeshivauniversitymuseum #yum #synagogue #jews #silver

NEED A HAND? #yad #hands #jewish #yeshivauniversitymuseum #yum #synagogue #jews #silver

Traci and her art. Come see Home Suite #yeshivauniversitymuseum  #homesweethome #tracitullius #yum #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art #museum #silverpoint

Traci and her art. Come see Home Suite #yeshivauniversitymuseum #homesweethome #tracitullius #yum #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art #museum #silverpoint

LIGHT AND SHADOWS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 27TH. #iran #persian #jews #jewish #museum #yum  #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art #history

LIGHT AND SHADOWS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 27TH. #iran #persian #jews #jewish #museum #yum #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art #history

A MUSEUM STORY

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Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert was a sculptor and designer of Jewish ritual objects and was regarded as the first artist to integrate Hebrew lettering with silver ceremonial objects. He worked in a variety of materials in addition to silver—aluminum and other metals, glass, plastic, wood, and textiles. Originally from  Hildesheim, Germany, Wolpert at an early age, developed an interest in art. From 1916 until 1920, he studied sculpture in Frankfurt-am-Main’s Kunstgewerbeschule, School for Arts and Crafts. After several years of independent work as a sculptor, he returned to the School of Arts and Crafts to study metalwork under a silversmith who had previously taught at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Leo Horowitz. It was then that Wolpert decided to devote himself to Jewish ceremonial art, applying the new trends of that time. 

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 In 1935, he became a professor at the New Bezalel Academy for Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. His teaching stressed simplicity and functional purity of design, and influenced generations of Israeli artists and craftsmen. 

Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert was recognized in his time by the many commissions he received to create Judaica for synagogues, museums, and other public places, as well as from individuals to commemorate important personal events. Yesterday at the Center for Jewish History the Harry G. Friedman Society, an organization of Judaica collectors, met  for a lecture and tour of Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition Light and Shadows:  The Story of Iranian Jews (closing April 27, 2014).  During the meeting, one of the members, Sandy Lepelstat, mentioned that she and her husband Joe had commissioned a portrait bust of their son, David, from Ludwig Wolpert.  Wolpert made two, one for himself.  Lepelstat asked how she might go about finding out who has the bust Wolpert kept.  Bonni-Dara Michaels, Collections Curator for Yeshiva University Museum, told the Lepelstats that the Museum owns the bust, and brought it down from storage for members to examine. In just one moment, the connection was made. There it was in front of her eyes, the bust of her thirteen year old son.

image

Menorah’s branches all in a bunch. Look at the little hands that hold it all together. #menorah #jews #jewish #spirituality #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art

Menorah’s branches all in a bunch. Look at the little hands that hold it all together. #menorah #jews #jewish #spirituality #yeshivauniversitymuseum #art

Traci Tullius discussing her show Home Suite: The Drawings of Traci Tullius at the #yeshivauniversitymuseum #draw #yum #art

Traci Tullius discussing her show Home Suite: The Drawings of Traci Tullius at the #yeshivauniversitymuseum #draw #yum #art

BRING ON THE PARTY!
There is more to this holiday than just having a good time. On Purim there are four main commandments or Mitzvot: Megillah (reading the story of Purim), Mishloach Manot (gift baskets sent  to friends and family), Matanot L’Evyonim (money we give to the poor) and having a Seudah (a meal with family and friends). 
This painting in our collection says it all. There are family member’s and friends, food and drink, and music. All the prominent parts of the holiday wrapped into one fine work of art. 
Whats your favorite aspect of this festive day?
Wishing all a great Puirm Sameach! 

Title: Purim Creator: Arthur Szyk Creation Date: 1948 Obeject Origin: USA Medium: Colored Tempera, Ink Category: Art Subject: Purim, Food Accession No.: 1970.005  Respository: YUM 

BRING ON THE PARTY!

There is more to this holiday than just having a good time. On Purim there are four main commandments or Mitzvot: Megillah (reading the story of Purim), Mishloach Manot (gift baskets sent  to friends and family), Matanot L’Evyonim (money we give to the poor) and having a Seudah (a meal with family and friends). 

This painting in our collection says it all. There are family member’s and friends, food and drink, and music. All the prominent parts of the holiday wrapped into one fine work of art. 

Whats your favorite aspect of this festive day?

Wishing all a great Puirm Sameach! 

Title: Purim Creator: Arthur Szyk Creation Date: 1948 Obeject Origin: USA Medium: Colored Tempera, Ink Category: Art Subject: Purim, Food Accession No.: 1970.005  Respository: YUM 

WE ARE READY FOR SPRING FASHION!
Just looking at this image makes the heart flutter in the hopes of the coming Spring! After this long and arduous winter, all we want is to shed the layers and gather beautiful flowers!
Title:Trade cardCreation Date:late 19th centuryObject Origin:Rochester, New York U.S.A.Object Name:Advertising cardMedium:cardstock; printed in colorCategory:EphemeraSubject:OccupationsClothingAccession Number:2004.154Repository:YUM

WE ARE READY FOR SPRING FASHION!

Just looking at this image makes the heart flutter in the hopes of the coming Spring! After this long and arduous winter, all we want is to shed the layers and gather beautiful flowers!

Title:Trade cardCreation Date:late 19th centuryObject Origin:Rochester, New York U.S.A.Object Name:Advertising cardMedium:cardstock; printed in color
Category:EphemeraSubject:Occupations
Clothing
Accession Number:2004.154Repository:YUM

One Room Reveals the Life and Times of Jews in the Near East

image

THE POWER OF THE GENIZA

The Cairo Geniza is the single most important resource for understanding the character of Jewish life in the Near East, where most of the world’s Jews lived in the Middle Ages. Join three top scholars – Arnold Franklin, Eve Krakowski and Marina Rustow – as they reflect on the intellectual power and potential of the Geniza and their own personal experiences studying it.
Join us for a special viewing of Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue. Guests are invited to visit the exhibition before the program, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm


Co‐presented with the American Sephardi Federation
Tickets: $10, general; $7 YUM members, students, seniors
For tickets, go to: www.smarttix.com; or call (212) 868‐4444

Letter of Judah Halevi to Halfon ben Nethanel Halevi; Judeo-Arabic, 12thcentury; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (ENA NS I.5r)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABE!
Here’s to a great man and a fantastic leader! He made a significant difference in our history, and as an American people, we celebrate his birthday today! 
This stamp is part of a collection used by the Council Against Intolerance in the calendar year 1947-1948. Who better to portray tolerance than this guy in the bow tie. He fought a long battle which changed the fabric of our nation. Abraham Lincoln, a role model for us all, knew to stand strong in his beliefs in order to better the lives of the American people. 
“If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it”- Abraham Lincoln

Poster Stamp; Council Against Intolerence 1947-1948. Each stamp: 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.; 5 x 3 cm. sheet: 7 7/8 x 3 5/8 in.; 20 x 9 cm. 20th century, USA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABE!

Here’s to a great man and a fantastic leader! He made a significant difference in our history, and as an American people, we celebrate his birthday today! 

This stamp is part of a collection used by the Council Against Intolerance in the calendar year 1947-1948. Who better to portray tolerance than this guy in the bow tie. He fought a long battle which changed the fabric of our nation. Abraham Lincoln, a role model for us all, knew to stand strong in his beliefs in order to better the lives of the American people. 

If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it”- Abraham Lincoln

Poster Stamp; Council Against Intolerence 1947-1948. Each stamp: 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.; 5 x 3 cm. sheet: 7 7/8 x 3 5/8 in.; 20 x 9 cm. 20th century, USA

A MUSEUM STORY
One Room Reveals the Life and Times of Jews in the Near East

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