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THE SOUVENIRS OF REMEMBRANCE
Today is Yom Ha’Zikaron, Israeli memorial day, the day during which Israelis and many Jews worldwide take time to remember the sacrifices that gave birth to the Jewish state and sustained it up until today. This shirt commemorates the military efforts made by the Palmach, a precursor to the Israeli Defense forces, as well as the IDF and the Israeli government.  It was created to mark the 10th anniversary of Israel in 1958.
Boy’s shirt decorated with Israel Defense Force emblems, 1960s, Cotton, Yeshiva University Museum, The Weinshall-Lieberman Collection

THE SOUVENIRS OF REMEMBRANCE

Today is Yom Ha’Zikaron, Israeli memorial day, the day during which Israelis and many Jews worldwide take time to remember the sacrifices that gave birth to the Jewish state and sustained it up until today. This shirt commemorates the military efforts made by the Palmach, a precursor to the Israeli Defense forces, as well as the IDF and the Israeli government.  It was created to mark the 10th anniversary of Israel in 1958.

Boy’s shirt decorated with Israel Defense Force emblems, 1960s, Cotton, Yeshiva University Museum, The Weinshall-Lieberman Collection

YOM HA’ZIKARON - THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 
Today is the Israeli Day of Remembrance, a day when Israelis and many Jews observe the sacrifices made for creating the state of Israel.
This poster is characteristic of similar poster in the first years of the Jewish State, which considered military service and agrarian labor in the service of the collective society as crucial to the survival of the state. 
Shoulder to Shoulder, Rudi Deutsch-Dayan, Lithograph, Israel, 1948, Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of the Jesselson Family

YOM HA’ZIKARON - THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 

Today is the Israeli Day of Remembrance, a day when Israelis and many Jews observe the sacrifices made for creating the state of Israel.

This poster is characteristic of similar poster in the first years of the Jewish State, which considered military service and agrarian labor in the service of the collective society as crucial to the survival of the state. 

Shoulder to Shoulder, Rudi Deutsch-Dayan, Lithograph, Israel, 1948, Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of the Jesselson Family

FROM YUM’S CURATOR - FOLLOW HIM AT ZCURATOR

zcurator:

STRING VORTEX - FROM IT’S A THIN LINE

I’m working on a program with a colleague on my current exhibition, It’s a Thin Line - the Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond, and I’ve been trying to find an image for the program.  I started working with a shot of one of the art pieces in the gallery, and had a little fun with one of the pictures.  The piece, extruded (an eruv project)by New York artist R. Justin Stewart, is a timeline and map of Manhattan Eruvs from 1907 - 2012. 

This image, taken from the bottom of the sculpture, makes the thousands of strings that comprise the pieces look like a frame from 2001: A Space Odyssey — good or bad.    Anyway, just a little fun, but here’s an image of the original:

extruded (an eruv project), Timeline and Map of Manhattan Eruvs from 1907 - 2012, R. Justin Stewart, New York, 2012, Nylon upholstery thread, jewelry hardware, brass hooks in masonite

FIRST WARM DAY IN NY - WATCH OUT FOR CROCS!
Not the well known shoes, though perhaps you should keep clear if you’re so inclined. 
Today is the first actually warm day in New York in 2013.  If you’re out and about by Union Square, stop on in to YUM.  We’re free from 5-8 pm.  In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful image depicting the ancient Nile in a 1933 Haggadah. 
Haggadah Le-Yeladim / Die Haggadah Des Kindes, by Bernhard-Cohn Silberman, 1933, Berlin, Germany

FIRST WARM DAY IN NY - WATCH OUT FOR CROCS!

Not the well known shoes, though perhaps you should keep clear if you’re so inclined. 

Today is the first actually warm day in New York in 2013.  If you’re out and about by Union Square, stop on in to YUM.  We’re free from 5-8 pm.  In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful image depicting the ancient Nile in a 1933 Haggadah. 

Haggadah Le-Yeladim / Die Haggadah Des Kindes, by Bernhard-Cohn Silberman, 1933, Berlin, Germany

IF IT’S THE SABBATH, IT’S RITUAL WINE TIME

…even if it’s prohibited.  This wonderful jug from the early 20th century was used during Prohibition, the “failed noble experiment” when the US Constitution made producing alcohol illegal … except in the case of ritual observance!

Containers like this were used to transport and store sacramental wine, though that doesn’t mean that wine failed to make it to the lips of all sorts of drinkers. Indeed, even the less drinkable Kosher wines found their ways to the willing pallets of those committed to imbibing in spite of the national ban. 

Fortunately Prohibition came to an end with repeal of the 18th amendment, and the kosher wine of the time went back to its regular ritual use, most often for the Sabbath on fridays nights and saturdays.

Wine Jug for Kosher Wine, early 20th centuryPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, YU Museum 1996.288

From YUM’s Curator: IS IT RED IF YOU SAY IT’S RED? THIS IS

I’m no typography nerd, but there’s something so pleasing about various orthographic forms placed adjacent to one another in complimentary fonts. 

zcurator.tumblr.com saw this on bitforms:

Yael Kanarek, Wavelength Range of Roughly 630-7540 nm, No. 7,2011

wood, silicone words in five languages: 

English, Hebrew, Arabic, Yiddish and Spanish

diameter 72”  /  182.9 cm

Photo: John Berens

image courtesy bitforms gallery nyc

on view now through Aug 5!

(via zcurator)

THREE FILMS FROM PASSAGERS THROUGH THE FIRE: JEWS AND THE CIVIL WAR 
Check these out on YUM’s Vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/yumuseum/civilwar
Exhibition presented by Yeshiva University Museum and the American Jewish Historical Society
On Jews and Slavery and the Civil WarFilm by Oren Rudavsky, 20134:33 minutesInterviewees: Hasia Diner, Adam Mendelsohn, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman
On Anti-Semitism and the Civil WarFilm by Oren Rudavsky, 20133:50 minutesInterviewees: Hasia Diner, Harold Holzer, Adam Mendelsohn, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman
On the Jewish Legacy of the Civil WarFilm by Oren Rudavsky, 20133:11 minutesInterviewees: Hasia Diner, Harold Holzer, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman

THREE FILMS FROM PASSAGERS THROUGH THE FIRE: JEWS AND THE CIVIL WAR 

Check these out on YUM’s Vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/yumuseum/civilwar

Exhibition presented by Yeshiva University Museum and the American Jewish Historical Society

On Jews and Slavery and the Civil War
Film by Oren Rudavsky, 2013
4:33 minutes
Interviewees: Hasia Diner, Adam Mendelsohn, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman

On Anti-Semitism and the Civil War
Film by Oren Rudavsky, 2013
3:50 minutes
Interviewees: Hasia Diner, Harold Holzer, Adam Mendelsohn, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman

On the Jewish Legacy of the Civil War
Film by Oren Rudavsky, 2013
3:11 minutes
Interviewees: Hasia Diner, Harold Holzer, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman

IT’S FUN TO TOUCH AND LEARN
Margaret Samu’s Stern College class visits the museum to learn about handling museum objects, as well as the stories they tell. 
Above, Gila Leipnik on the left, Deborah Bellin on the right.

IT’S FUN TO TOUCH AND LEARN

Margaret Samu’s Stern College class visits the museum to learn about handling museum objects, as well as the stories they tell.

Above, Gila Leipnik on the left, Deborah Bellin on the right.

NICE BOOK - SHAME IF SOMEONE GOT WHINE ON IT 

These are light and gorgeous drawing that appear in an 18th century manuscript of the Haggadah, the script used on the Jewish holiday Passover, or Pesach.  

The central ceremony for the holiday is the Seder, a meal during which participants symbolically reenact (through food of course!) the story of the ancient Hebrews escape from Egyptian slavery. 

This remarkably well preserved manuscript features a colored cover with the high priest and Moses, prayers written to reference the seven-armed candelabra from the ancient Jewish temple, decorated images of scholars eating the Pascal sacrifice (brisket?), and King David with his harp. 

Illuminated Haggadah and Order for Services for Various Holidays, 1746, Germany, Manuscript, 1984.012

ZCURATOR TALKING ABOUT YUM’S EXHIBITION

zcurator:

OF CLOISTERS AND ERUVS

I just got off the phone with an education person from the Cloisters museum about putting together a discussion on the architecture of cloisters and eruvs (Jewish ritual enclosures around neighborhoods and cities). I just love this idea since its juxtaposes two different concept of ritual enclosure, one set apart and beautified (Cloister), and the other permeable and unadorned (Eruv).  Yet, in both cases the intent is the same: delineate space and time for the purpose of ritual observance, though this is slightly debatable. 

These differences are visible here, in an image of the Cloister of Saint Trophime and a city and street eruv from the Ecclesiastical Constitution of Contemporary Jews, Particularly Those in Germany by Johann Christoph Georg Bodenschatz.

If you’re interested in eruvs at all, you should check out the exhibition It’s a Thin Line at YU Museum.

Thanks archimaps:

Inside the cloister of Saint Trophime, Arles

THE SOUVENIRS OF REMEMBRANCE
Today is Yom Ha’Zikaron, Israeli memorial day, the day during which Israelis and many Jews worldwide take time to remember the sacrifices that gave birth to the Jewish state and sustained it up until today. This shirt commemorates the military efforts made by the Palmach, a precursor to the Israeli Defense forces, as well as the IDF and the Israeli government.  It was created to mark the 10th anniversary of Israel in 1958.
Boy’s shirt decorated with Israel Defense Force emblems, 1960s, Cotton, Yeshiva University Museum, The Weinshall-Lieberman Collection

THE SOUVENIRS OF REMEMBRANCE

Today is Yom Ha’Zikaron, Israeli memorial day, the day during which Israelis and many Jews worldwide take time to remember the sacrifices that gave birth to the Jewish state and sustained it up until today. This shirt commemorates the military efforts made by the Palmach, a precursor to the Israeli Defense forces, as well as the IDF and the Israeli government.  It was created to mark the 10th anniversary of Israel in 1958.

Boy’s shirt decorated with Israel Defense Force emblems, 1960s, Cotton, Yeshiva University Museum, The Weinshall-Lieberman Collection

YOM HA’ZIKARON - THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 
Today is the Israeli Day of Remembrance, a day when Israelis and many Jews observe the sacrifices made for creating the state of Israel.
This poster is characteristic of similar poster in the first years of the Jewish State, which considered military service and agrarian labor in the service of the collective society as crucial to the survival of the state. 
Shoulder to Shoulder, Rudi Deutsch-Dayan, Lithograph, Israel, 1948, Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of the Jesselson Family

YOM HA’ZIKARON - THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 

Today is the Israeli Day of Remembrance, a day when Israelis and many Jews observe the sacrifices made for creating the state of Israel.

This poster is characteristic of similar poster in the first years of the Jewish State, which considered military service and agrarian labor in the service of the collective society as crucial to the survival of the state. 

Shoulder to Shoulder, Rudi Deutsch-Dayan, Lithograph, Israel, 1948, Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of the Jesselson Family

FROM YUM’S CURATOR - FOLLOW HIM AT ZCURATOR

zcurator:

STRING VORTEX - FROM IT’S A THIN LINE

I’m working on a program with a colleague on my current exhibition, It’s a Thin Line - the Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond, and I’ve been trying to find an image for the program.  I started working with a shot of one of the art pieces in the gallery, and had a little fun with one of the pictures.  The piece, extruded (an eruv project)by New York artist R. Justin Stewart, is a timeline and map of Manhattan Eruvs from 1907 - 2012. 

This image, taken from the bottom of the sculpture, makes the thousands of strings that comprise the pieces look like a frame from 2001: A Space Odyssey — good or bad.    Anyway, just a little fun, but here’s an image of the original:

extruded (an eruv project), Timeline and Map of Manhattan Eruvs from 1907 - 2012, R. Justin Stewart, New York, 2012, Nylon upholstery thread, jewelry hardware, brass hooks in masonite

FIRST WARM DAY IN NY - WATCH OUT FOR CROCS!
Not the well known shoes, though perhaps you should keep clear if you’re so inclined. 
Today is the first actually warm day in New York in 2013.  If you’re out and about by Union Square, stop on in to YUM.  We’re free from 5-8 pm.  In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful image depicting the ancient Nile in a 1933 Haggadah. 
Haggadah Le-Yeladim / Die Haggadah Des Kindes, by Bernhard-Cohn Silberman, 1933, Berlin, Germany

FIRST WARM DAY IN NY - WATCH OUT FOR CROCS!

Not the well known shoes, though perhaps you should keep clear if you’re so inclined. 

Today is the first actually warm day in New York in 2013.  If you’re out and about by Union Square, stop on in to YUM.  We’re free from 5-8 pm.  In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful image depicting the ancient Nile in a 1933 Haggadah. 

Haggadah Le-Yeladim / Die Haggadah Des Kindes, by Bernhard-Cohn Silberman, 1933, Berlin, Germany

IF IT’S THE SABBATH, IT’S RITUAL WINE TIME

…even if it’s prohibited.  This wonderful jug from the early 20th century was used during Prohibition, the “failed noble experiment” when the US Constitution made producing alcohol illegal … except in the case of ritual observance!

Containers like this were used to transport and store sacramental wine, though that doesn’t mean that wine failed to make it to the lips of all sorts of drinkers. Indeed, even the less drinkable Kosher wines found their ways to the willing pallets of those committed to imbibing in spite of the national ban. 

Fortunately Prohibition came to an end with repeal of the 18th amendment, and the kosher wine of the time went back to its regular ritual use, most often for the Sabbath on fridays nights and saturdays.

Wine Jug for Kosher Wine, early 20th centuryPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, YU Museum 1996.288

From YUM’s Curator: IS IT RED IF YOU SAY IT’S RED? THIS IS

I’m no typography nerd, but there’s something so pleasing about various orthographic forms placed adjacent to one another in complimentary fonts. 

zcurator.tumblr.com saw this on bitforms:

Yael Kanarek, Wavelength Range of Roughly 630-7540 nm, No. 7,2011

wood, silicone words in five languages: 

English, Hebrew, Arabic, Yiddish and Spanish

diameter 72”  /  182.9 cm

Photo: John Berens

image courtesy bitforms gallery nyc

on view now through Aug 5!

(via zcurator)

THREE FILMS FROM PASSAGERS THROUGH THE FIRE: JEWS AND THE CIVIL WAR 
Check these out on YUM’s Vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/yumuseum/civilwar
Exhibition presented by Yeshiva University Museum and the American Jewish Historical Society
On Jews and Slavery and the Civil WarFilm by Oren Rudavsky, 20134:33 minutesInterviewees: Hasia Diner, Adam Mendelsohn, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman
On Anti-Semitism and the Civil WarFilm by Oren Rudavsky, 20133:50 minutesInterviewees: Hasia Diner, Harold Holzer, Adam Mendelsohn, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman
On the Jewish Legacy of the Civil WarFilm by Oren Rudavsky, 20133:11 minutesInterviewees: Hasia Diner, Harold Holzer, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman

THREE FILMS FROM PASSAGERS THROUGH THE FIRE: JEWS AND THE CIVIL WAR 

Check these out on YUM’s Vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/yumuseum/civilwar

Exhibition presented by Yeshiva University Museum and the American Jewish Historical Society

On Jews and Slavery and the Civil War
Film by Oren Rudavsky, 2013
4:33 minutes
Interviewees: Hasia Diner, Adam Mendelsohn, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman

On Anti-Semitism and the Civil War
Film by Oren Rudavsky, 2013
3:50 minutes
Interviewees: Hasia Diner, Harold Holzer, Adam Mendelsohn, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman

On the Jewish Legacy of the Civil War
Film by Oren Rudavsky, 2013
3:11 minutes
Interviewees: Hasia Diner, Harold Holzer, Dale Rosengarten, Jonathan Sarna, Lance Sussman

IT’S FUN TO TOUCH AND LEARN
Margaret Samu’s Stern College class visits the museum to learn about handling museum objects, as well as the stories they tell. 
Above, Gila Leipnik on the left, Deborah Bellin on the right.

IT’S FUN TO TOUCH AND LEARN

Margaret Samu’s Stern College class visits the museum to learn about handling museum objects, as well as the stories they tell.

Above, Gila Leipnik on the left, Deborah Bellin on the right.

NICE BOOK - SHAME IF SOMEONE GOT WHINE ON IT 

These are light and gorgeous drawing that appear in an 18th century manuscript of the Haggadah, the script used on the Jewish holiday Passover, or Pesach.  

The central ceremony for the holiday is the Seder, a meal during which participants symbolically reenact (through food of course!) the story of the ancient Hebrews escape from Egyptian slavery. 

This remarkably well preserved manuscript features a colored cover with the high priest and Moses, prayers written to reference the seven-armed candelabra from the ancient Jewish temple, decorated images of scholars eating the Pascal sacrifice (brisket?), and King David with his harp. 

Illuminated Haggadah and Order for Services for Various Holidays, 1746, Germany, Manuscript, 1984.012

ZCURATOR TALKING ABOUT YUM’S EXHIBITION

zcurator:

OF CLOISTERS AND ERUVS

I just got off the phone with an education person from the Cloisters museum about putting together a discussion on the architecture of cloisters and eruvs (Jewish ritual enclosures around neighborhoods and cities). I just love this idea since its juxtaposes two different concept of ritual enclosure, one set apart and beautified (Cloister), and the other permeable and unadorned (Eruv).  Yet, in both cases the intent is the same: delineate space and time for the purpose of ritual observance, though this is slightly debatable. 

These differences are visible here, in an image of the Cloister of Saint Trophime and a city and street eruv from the Ecclesiastical Constitution of Contemporary Jews, Particularly Those in Germany by Johann Christoph Georg Bodenschatz.

If you’re interested in eruvs at all, you should check out the exhibition It’s a Thin Line at YU Museum.

Thanks archimaps:

Inside the cloister of Saint Trophime, Arles

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