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SOUND OF THE WRITTEN WORD

DISCUSSION AND PERFORMANCE JUDAH HALEVI IN WORD AND SOUND – POETRY, PIYYUT, AND LITURGY


Monday, January 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm


The writing of Judah Halevi bridges poetry and piyyut, secular text and religious liturgy. Join anthropologist and vocalist Galeet Dardashti, professor Raymond Scheindlin, and cantor Emanuel Shalom, together with musicians, as they trace the origins and cultural context and bring to life – through discussion and performance – the sound of Halevi’s words and poems.


The program complements Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition, 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 5:00 pm.


Co‐presented with the American Sephardi Federation

Tickets: $10, General; $7 YUM, ASF members, students, seniors

For tickets, go to: www.smarttix.com; or call (212) 868‐4444

5, 4, 3, 2,1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!
While this card would have been used around the Jewish New Years, it seems apropos to send out the well wishes today.
Wishing you and your family a rosy, stylish, and a colorful new year!  

1999.242

5, 4, 3, 2,1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!

While this card would have been used around the Jewish New Years, it seems apropos to send out the well wishes today.

Wishing you and your family a rosy, stylish, and a colorful new year!  

1999.242

HANUKKAH ON CHRISTMAS. WELL…NOT THIS YEAR

Sturdier than a Hanukkah bush!
This two-for-one celebratory piece calls to mind the different holiday’s light rituals! Winter festivals of light go back way before the Maccabees and winter wonderland window spreads. In ancient times the winter solstice was a cause for celebration. Between December 20 and 23 the longest nights and the shortest days became a time where Romans, Jews, Christians, Greeks, and even Iranian Zoroastrians would celebrate the close of the winter darkness and the beginning of returning light! 
Where ever you are remember to stay warm and light this holiday season!
2013.010

HANUKKAH ON CHRISTMAS. WELL…NOT THIS YEAR

Sturdier than a Hanukkah bush!

This two-for-one celebratory piece calls to mind the different holiday’s light rituals! Winter festivals of light go back way before the Maccabees and winter wonderland window spreads. In ancient times the winter solstice was a cause for celebration. Between December 20 and 23 the longest nights and the shortest days became a time where Romans, Jews, Christians, Greeks, and even Iranian Zoroastrians would celebrate the close of the winter darkness and the beginning of returning light! 

Where ever you are remember to stay warm and light this holiday season!

2013.010

LISTEN TO NEW VOICES FROM OLD PAPER

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HEARING NEW VOICES IN THE SYNAGOGUE: INSIGHTS FROM THE CAIRO GENIZA A GALLERY TALK WITH ARNOLD FRANKLIN

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 6:00 pm

The contents of the Cairo Geniza have enriched, deepened – and complicated – our understanding of medieval Jewish life. From materials on the Karaite community and evidence of early Palestinian traditions to documents relating to ordinary citizens, the Geniza informs our understanding of these and other aspects of medieval Jewish life that were previously lost or blurred to us. Join historian Arnold Franklin (Queens College), in the company of original Geniza documents and beautiful medieval art and artifacts in the exhibition Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, as he discusses and allows you to hear these “new” voices.

Tickets: $8, general; $6 YUM members, students and seniors. Limited capacity. For tickets, go to: www.smarttix.com; or call (212) 868‐4444

Visit Smarttix for reservations. 

MO’ MONEY - MO’ PROBLEMS 
Need to borrow money from someone? Or have you come to collect?
This piece of Mishneh Torah written by Moses Maimonides comes from the Sefer Mishpatim, book of civil law, and discusses the rights and obligations of creditors, the laws of borrowing money and the resolutions mandated by the court.
The Mishneh Torah, written between 1170 and 1180 is a Guide to the system of Jewish law put together by Moses Maimonides to attempt to simplify the study of Jewish law and to make law accessible to all Jews especially those that did not have the skill or even the resources to understand the Jewish text. 
So if your friend comes banging on your door to collect make sure you read this text so youre prepared with a proper Jewish argument!
You can learn more about this piece of Mishneh Torah and the Ben Ezra synagogue , in YUM’s new exhibition, Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, on view through February 2014.
Moses Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot Malveh ve-Loveh (chapter 22:1-2); Egypt, late 12th century; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (MS 8254.4v)

MO’ MONEY - MO’ PROBLEMS 

Need to borrow money from someone? Or have you come to collect?

This piece of Mishneh Torah written by Moses Maimonides comes from the Sefer Mishpatim, book of civil law, and discusses the rights and obligations of creditors, the laws of borrowing money and the resolutions mandated by the court.

The Mishneh Torah, written between 1170 and 1180 is a Guide to the system of Jewish law put together by Moses Maimonides to attempt to simplify the study of Jewish law and to make law accessible to all Jews especially those that did not have the skill or even the resources to understand the Jewish text. 

So if your friend comes banging on your door to collect make sure you read this text so youre prepared with a proper Jewish argument!

You can learn more about this piece of Mishneh Torah and the Ben Ezra synagogue , in YUM’s new exhibition, Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, on view through February 2014.

Moses Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot Malveh ve-Loveh (chapter 22:1-2); Egypt, late 12th century; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (MS 8254.4v)

DAILY INSTALLATION there is something healthy about this #dailyinstallation #dailyart #yum #art #yeshivauniversity

DAILY INSTALLATION there is something healthy about this #dailyinstallation #dailyart #yum #art #yeshivauniversity

DAILY INSTALLATION the water tower #artinstallation #dailyinstallation #yum #art #behindthescene #daily

DAILY INSTALLATION the water tower #artinstallation #dailyinstallation #yum #art #behindthescene #daily

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR ABC’S?
Heres a little piece to help refresh your alphabet skills.
This colorful children’s alphabet primer was used as an exciting way to help children learn the Hebrew alphabet. What better way to grab a child’s attention than with vibrant colors and animated letters, like the ones we see in this alphabet primer. Even back then educators were thinking of creative ways, like using color and pictures, to grapple with the wondering attention of children.
Dont we wish we had something like this when we were learning? we might have paid a little more attention..
You can learn more about the alphabet primer and the Ben Ezra Synagogue exhibition, Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, in YUM’s new exhibition,  on view through February 2014.
Alphabet Primer; Fustat(?), Egypt, 11th century; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (MS 7737.1r)

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR ABC’S?

Heres a little piece to help refresh your alphabet skills.

This colorful children’s alphabet primer was used as an exciting way to help children learn the Hebrew alphabet. What better way to grab a child’s attention than with vibrant colors and animated letters, like the ones we see in this alphabet primer. Even back then educators were thinking of creative ways, like using color and pictures, to grapple with the wondering attention of children.

Dont we wish we had something like this when we were learning? we might have paid a little more attention..

You can learn more about the alphabet primer and the Ben Ezra Synagogue exhibition, Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, in YUM’s new exhibition,  on view through February 2014.

Alphabet Primer; Fustat(?), Egypt, 11th century; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (MS 7737.1r)

Paw Bumping Synagogue Lions #museum #judaica #art #Yum #TorahArc #synagogue #yeshivauniversity #jewish

Paw Bumping Synagogue Lions #museum #judaica #art #Yum #TorahArc #synagogue #yeshivauniversity #jewish

DAILY INSTALLATION ‘Can’t touch this’ by our very own ZPL #dailyinstallation #yum #yeshivauniversity #art #plugs

DAILY INSTALLATION ‘Can’t touch this’ by our very own ZPL #dailyinstallation #yum #yeshivauniversity #art #plugs

SOUND OF THE WRITTEN WORD

DISCUSSION AND PERFORMANCE JUDAH HALEVI IN WORD AND SOUND – POETRY, PIYYUT, AND LITURGY


Monday, January 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm


The writing of Judah Halevi bridges poetry and piyyut, secular text and religious liturgy. Join anthropologist and vocalist Galeet Dardashti, professor Raymond Scheindlin, and cantor Emanuel Shalom, together with musicians, as they trace the origins and cultural context and bring to life – through discussion and performance – the sound of Halevi’s words and poems.


The program complements Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition, 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 5:00 pm.


Co‐presented with the American Sephardi Federation

Tickets: $10, General; $7 YUM, ASF members, students, seniors

For tickets, go to: www.smarttix.com; or call (212) 868‐4444

5, 4, 3, 2,1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!
While this card would have been used around the Jewish New Years, it seems apropos to send out the well wishes today.
Wishing you and your family a rosy, stylish, and a colorful new year!  

1999.242

5, 4, 3, 2,1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!

While this card would have been used around the Jewish New Years, it seems apropos to send out the well wishes today.

Wishing you and your family a rosy, stylish, and a colorful new year!  

1999.242

HANUKKAH ON CHRISTMAS. WELL…NOT THIS YEAR

Sturdier than a Hanukkah bush!
This two-for-one celebratory piece calls to mind the different holiday’s light rituals! Winter festivals of light go back way before the Maccabees and winter wonderland window spreads. In ancient times the winter solstice was a cause for celebration. Between December 20 and 23 the longest nights and the shortest days became a time where Romans, Jews, Christians, Greeks, and even Iranian Zoroastrians would celebrate the close of the winter darkness and the beginning of returning light! 
Where ever you are remember to stay warm and light this holiday season!
2013.010

HANUKKAH ON CHRISTMAS. WELL…NOT THIS YEAR

Sturdier than a Hanukkah bush!

This two-for-one celebratory piece calls to mind the different holiday’s light rituals! Winter festivals of light go back way before the Maccabees and winter wonderland window spreads. In ancient times the winter solstice was a cause for celebration. Between December 20 and 23 the longest nights and the shortest days became a time where Romans, Jews, Christians, Greeks, and even Iranian Zoroastrians would celebrate the close of the winter darkness and the beginning of returning light! 

Where ever you are remember to stay warm and light this holiday season!

2013.010

LISTEN TO NEW VOICES FROM OLD PAPER

image

HEARING NEW VOICES IN THE SYNAGOGUE: INSIGHTS FROM THE CAIRO GENIZA A GALLERY TALK WITH ARNOLD FRANKLIN

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 6:00 pm

The contents of the Cairo Geniza have enriched, deepened – and complicated – our understanding of medieval Jewish life. From materials on the Karaite community and evidence of early Palestinian traditions to documents relating to ordinary citizens, the Geniza informs our understanding of these and other aspects of medieval Jewish life that were previously lost or blurred to us. Join historian Arnold Franklin (Queens College), in the company of original Geniza documents and beautiful medieval art and artifacts in the exhibition Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, as he discusses and allows you to hear these “new” voices.

Tickets: $8, general; $6 YUM members, students and seniors. Limited capacity. For tickets, go to: www.smarttix.com; or call (212) 868‐4444

Visit Smarttix for reservations. 

MO’ MONEY - MO’ PROBLEMS 
Need to borrow money from someone? Or have you come to collect?
This piece of Mishneh Torah written by Moses Maimonides comes from the Sefer Mishpatim, book of civil law, and discusses the rights and obligations of creditors, the laws of borrowing money and the resolutions mandated by the court.
The Mishneh Torah, written between 1170 and 1180 is a Guide to the system of Jewish law put together by Moses Maimonides to attempt to simplify the study of Jewish law and to make law accessible to all Jews especially those that did not have the skill or even the resources to understand the Jewish text. 
So if your friend comes banging on your door to collect make sure you read this text so youre prepared with a proper Jewish argument!
You can learn more about this piece of Mishneh Torah and the Ben Ezra synagogue , in YUM’s new exhibition, Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, on view through February 2014.
Moses Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot Malveh ve-Loveh (chapter 22:1-2); Egypt, late 12th century; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (MS 8254.4v)

MO’ MONEY - MO’ PROBLEMS 

Need to borrow money from someone? Or have you come to collect?

This piece of Mishneh Torah written by Moses Maimonides comes from the Sefer Mishpatim, book of civil law, and discusses the rights and obligations of creditors, the laws of borrowing money and the resolutions mandated by the court.

The Mishneh Torah, written between 1170 and 1180 is a Guide to the system of Jewish law put together by Moses Maimonides to attempt to simplify the study of Jewish law and to make law accessible to all Jews especially those that did not have the skill or even the resources to understand the Jewish text. 

So if your friend comes banging on your door to collect make sure you read this text so youre prepared with a proper Jewish argument!

You can learn more about this piece of Mishneh Torah and the Ben Ezra synagogue , in YUM’s new exhibition, Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, on view through February 2014.

Moses Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot Malveh ve-Loveh (chapter 22:1-2); Egypt, late 12th century; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (MS 8254.4v)

DAILY INSTALLATION there is something healthy about this #dailyinstallation #dailyart #yum #art #yeshivauniversity

DAILY INSTALLATION there is something healthy about this #dailyinstallation #dailyart #yum #art #yeshivauniversity

DAILY INSTALLATION the water tower #artinstallation #dailyinstallation #yum #art #behindthescene #daily

DAILY INSTALLATION the water tower #artinstallation #dailyinstallation #yum #art #behindthescene #daily

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR ABC’S?
Heres a little piece to help refresh your alphabet skills.
This colorful children’s alphabet primer was used as an exciting way to help children learn the Hebrew alphabet. What better way to grab a child’s attention than with vibrant colors and animated letters, like the ones we see in this alphabet primer. Even back then educators were thinking of creative ways, like using color and pictures, to grapple with the wondering attention of children.
Dont we wish we had something like this when we were learning? we might have paid a little more attention..
You can learn more about the alphabet primer and the Ben Ezra Synagogue exhibition, Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, in YUM’s new exhibition,  on view through February 2014.
Alphabet Primer; Fustat(?), Egypt, 11th century; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (MS 7737.1r)

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR ABC’S?

Heres a little piece to help refresh your alphabet skills.

This colorful children’s alphabet primer was used as an exciting way to help children learn the Hebrew alphabet. What better way to grab a child’s attention than with vibrant colors and animated letters, like the ones we see in this alphabet primer. Even back then educators were thinking of creative ways, like using color and pictures, to grapple with the wondering attention of children.

Dont we wish we had something like this when we were learning? we might have paid a little more attention..

You can learn more about the alphabet primer and the Ben Ezra Synagogue exhibition, Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, in YUM’s new exhibition,  on view through February 2014.

Alphabet Primer; Fustat(?), Egypt, 11th century; Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (MS 7737.1r)

Paw Bumping Synagogue Lions #museum #judaica #art #Yum #TorahArc #synagogue #yeshivauniversity #jewish

Paw Bumping Synagogue Lions #museum #judaica #art #Yum #TorahArc #synagogue #yeshivauniversity #jewish

DAILY INSTALLATION ‘Can’t touch this’ by our very own ZPL #dailyinstallation #yum #yeshivauniversity #art #plugs

DAILY INSTALLATION ‘Can’t touch this’ by our very own ZPL #dailyinstallation #yum #yeshivauniversity #art #plugs

SOUND OF THE WRITTEN WORD
LISTEN TO NEW VOICES FROM OLD PAPER

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