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WE WERE ONCE SLAVES 

…But now we’re free. This is the message of Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the freedom of the Jews from Ancient Egypt.

These pages are from a 1945 Haggadah (Script for the Passover meal) and they speak specifically to the nature of slavery and freedom. They’re also stunning, sharp images. See more: CJH Catalogue Page

Siegmuch Forst, Ben-Ami Scharfstein, G. Ephros, The Children’s Passover Haggadah, Shilo Publishing House, New York, 1945, 1998.961

IT’S ALIVE! - Learn Hebrew Through Pictures! 

Living Language, the title is the title of this book which teaches young people — like the dandy lad on its cover — how to read and write Hebrew, mostly through pictures. Here’re a few of those pictures.

Published in 1909, at a time when the Hebrew language was rarely spoken outside of religious learning and prayer, this and similar books sought to resurrect what many modern Jews — perhaps the parents of the dandy lad on the cover — regarded as a dead or dying everyday language.  

And why is it here today? Well, it’s almost Pesach (Passover) and the author’s name is Pesach Lev Fishman. So … no relation really.  We just like the picture. 

Safah Chaya, Pesach Lev Fishman, published 1909 by the Hebrew Publishing Company, 1998.895

HOLIDAY SHOPPING FRENZY … IN MARCH  
The frenzied weeks and days (and hours and minutes and seconds) before the Jewish holiday of Passover are often filled with shopping and more shopping.
Here, Israeli artist David Dzienciarski’s Market Before Passover recalls the frenzy in his hometown of Lodz, when the town’s Jews raced to purchase supplies, mostly food, for the holiday meal and the eight days following it. See more from the artist: CJH Catalogue
Judaism requires holiday observers to avoid eating certain foods on Passover, so many Jews will just buy all new food (and plates and table cloths and… and… ) for the holiday.
David Dzienciarski, Market Before Passover, Israel, 1968, 1991.242

HOLIDAY SHOPPING FRENZY … IN MARCH  

The frenzied weeks and days (and hours and minutes and seconds) before the Jewish holiday of Passover are often filled with shopping and more shopping.

Here, Israeli artist David Dzienciarski’s Market Before Passover recalls the frenzy in his hometown of Lodz, when the town’s Jews raced to purchase supplies, mostly food, for the holiday meal and the eight days following it. See more from the artist: CJH Catalogue

Judaism requires holiday observers to avoid eating certain foods on Passover, so many Jews will just buy all new food (and plates and table cloths and… and… ) for the holiday.

David Dzienciarski, Market Before Passover, Israel, 1968, 1991.242

COVER UP — YOUR MATZAH IS SHOWING
And, what better way to cover your Matzah than with this decorative Matzah cover from the early 20th century? Have something similar for your Seder?
The cover features Hebrew and Aramaic excerpts from the Passover meal (the seder), and scenes from then contemporary Eretz Yisrael (at the time British Mandate Palestine), ranging from the ancient western wall of the Holy Temple Mout to a matzah factory. 
Oh, and what’s matzah?  It’s an unleavened bread similar to the heavy bread the ancient Hebrews ate as slaves in Egypt. Jews eat Matzah for the eight days of Passover to commemorate their release from slavery.
Matzah Cover, early 20th Century, Land of Israel, 2004.068  

COVER UP — YOUR MATZAH IS SHOWING

And, what better way to cover your Matzah than with this decorative Matzah cover from the early 20th century? Have something similar for your Seder?

The cover features Hebrew and Aramaic excerpts from the Passover meal (the seder), and scenes from then contemporary Eretz Yisrael (at the time British Mandate Palestine), ranging from the ancient western wall of the Holy Temple Mout to a matzah factory. 

Oh, and what’s matzah?  It’s an unleavened bread similar to the heavy bread the ancient Hebrews ate as slaves in Egypt. Jews eat Matzah for the eight days of Passover to commemorate their release from slavery.

Matzah Cover, early 20th Century, Land of Israel, 2004.068  

SIT DOWN AND GET COMFY — Passover Starts in a week! 

Passover is coming, and it’s a time for resting, reclining and reflecting.  

And why not envision yourself doing that on chairs representing the Egyptian midwives Shifrah and Puah who helped bring up the baby-Moses who later led the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt?  Right, why not…

HOPE YOU HAD A BALL THIS PURIM!
Though it was last weekend, some folks might still find distinguishing between Mordechai and Haman a little tough, what with that headache and whatnot. Here’s hoping your revelry was healthy and happy!
Image: Purim Ball at the Academy of Music, Illustration from Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, New York, 1865, the Robert D. Marcus Collection

HOPE YOU HAD A BALL THIS PURIM!

Though it was last weekend, some folks might still find distinguishing between Mordechai and Haman a little tough, what with that headache and whatnot. Here’s hoping your revelry was healthy and happy!

Image: Purim Ball at the Academy of Music, Illustration from Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, New York, 1865, the Robert D. Marcus Collection


WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 
Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 
New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 

Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 

New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

IT’S COLD AS MENORAH TIME!
It might be freezing outside—it is freezing outside. Maybe a reminder of the festival of lights from like a month ago?
Just love this menorah which is done in the shape of a Christmas tree. Wish we had it in the collection. 
I just saw it in a catalogue, and here’s the description: 
"AMERICAN BRASS CHRISTMAS-TREE MENORAH: This Christmas tree-inspired Menorah reflects an early awareness of the changed identity of the modern Jew living in mid-20th century American society. It was designed in 1965 by Isadore Serot (1927-2000) of the Terra Sancta Guild in Pennsylvania – a company that initially began selling Judaica and then transitioned to Christian and inspirational religious items in the 1960’s."
Image and description from the Kestenbaum Judaica website: www.kestenbaum.net

IT’S COLD AS MENORAH TIME!

It might be freezing outside—it is freezing outside. Maybe a reminder of the festival of lights from like a month ago?

Just love this menorah which is done in the shape of a Christmas tree. Wish we had it in the collection. 

I just saw it in a catalogue, and here’s the description: 

"AMERICAN BRASS CHRISTMAS-TREE MENORAH: This Christmas tree-inspired Menorah reflects an early awareness of the changed identity of the modern Jew living in mid-20th century American society. It was designed in 1965 by Isadore Serot (1927-2000) of the Terra Sancta Guild in Pennsylvania – a company that initially began selling Judaica and then transitioned to Christian and inspirational religious items in the 1960’s."

Image and description from the Kestenbaum Judaica website: www.kestenbaum.net

STUDENT HANDLE REALLY OLD POTS - NICE…

Archaeology students from YU had an exciting opportunity to get some hands-on experience with some ancient artifacts. Dr. Jill Katz took her students to the YU Museum to examine up-close and personal some old, errr ANCIENT objects from the YUM collection. The students had the opportunity to handle some of the objects, though they had to be very careful. 

In the Mix: Building Community and the Eruv
Mon, Feb 4, 6pm tour, 7pm program
The widespread introduction of eruvs in America encouraged a broader and more inclusive participation in Jewish liturgical and social life on the Sabbath.  Join professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, author Blu Greenberg, and Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier for a panel discussion, moderated by Rabbi Adam Mintz, on the dynamic role of the eruv in transforming personal and communal Jewish life in America in the late 20th century.  Co-presented by JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.
Tickets: $15 General Pulbic; $10 YUM Members, Seniors and Students. For reservations, visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444
* Image: David Dziencharski, Carrying Home Cholent, 1970s.  YU Museum Collection

In the Mix: Building Community and the Eruv

Mon, Feb 4, 6pm tour, 7pm program

The widespread introduction of eruvs in America encouraged a broader and more inclusive participation in Jewish liturgical and social life on the Sabbath.  Join professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, author Blu Greenberg, and Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier for a panel discussion, moderated by Rabbi Adam Mintz, on the dynamic role of the eruv in transforming personal and communal Jewish life in America in the late 20th century.  Co-presented by JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.

Tickets: $15 General Pulbic; $10 YUM Members, Seniors and Students. For reservations, visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444

* Image: David Dziencharski, Carrying Home Cholent, 1970s.  YU Museum Collection

WE WERE ONCE SLAVES 

…But now we’re free. This is the message of Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the freedom of the Jews from Ancient Egypt.

These pages are from a 1945 Haggadah (Script for the Passover meal) and they speak specifically to the nature of slavery and freedom. They’re also stunning, sharp images. See more: CJH Catalogue Page

Siegmuch Forst, Ben-Ami Scharfstein, G. Ephros, The Children’s Passover Haggadah, Shilo Publishing House, New York, 1945, 1998.961

IT’S ALIVE! - Learn Hebrew Through Pictures! 

Living Language, the title is the title of this book which teaches young people — like the dandy lad on its cover — how to read and write Hebrew, mostly through pictures. Here’re a few of those pictures.

Published in 1909, at a time when the Hebrew language was rarely spoken outside of religious learning and prayer, this and similar books sought to resurrect what many modern Jews — perhaps the parents of the dandy lad on the cover — regarded as a dead or dying everyday language.  

And why is it here today? Well, it’s almost Pesach (Passover) and the author’s name is Pesach Lev Fishman. So … no relation really.  We just like the picture. 

Safah Chaya, Pesach Lev Fishman, published 1909 by the Hebrew Publishing Company, 1998.895

HOLIDAY SHOPPING FRENZY … IN MARCH  
The frenzied weeks and days (and hours and minutes and seconds) before the Jewish holiday of Passover are often filled with shopping and more shopping.
Here, Israeli artist David Dzienciarski’s Market Before Passover recalls the frenzy in his hometown of Lodz, when the town’s Jews raced to purchase supplies, mostly food, for the holiday meal and the eight days following it. See more from the artist: CJH Catalogue
Judaism requires holiday observers to avoid eating certain foods on Passover, so many Jews will just buy all new food (and plates and table cloths and… and… ) for the holiday.
David Dzienciarski, Market Before Passover, Israel, 1968, 1991.242

HOLIDAY SHOPPING FRENZY … IN MARCH  

The frenzied weeks and days (and hours and minutes and seconds) before the Jewish holiday of Passover are often filled with shopping and more shopping.

Here, Israeli artist David Dzienciarski’s Market Before Passover recalls the frenzy in his hometown of Lodz, when the town’s Jews raced to purchase supplies, mostly food, for the holiday meal and the eight days following it. See more from the artist: CJH Catalogue

Judaism requires holiday observers to avoid eating certain foods on Passover, so many Jews will just buy all new food (and plates and table cloths and… and… ) for the holiday.

David Dzienciarski, Market Before Passover, Israel, 1968, 1991.242

COVER UP — YOUR MATZAH IS SHOWING
And, what better way to cover your Matzah than with this decorative Matzah cover from the early 20th century? Have something similar for your Seder?
The cover features Hebrew and Aramaic excerpts from the Passover meal (the seder), and scenes from then contemporary Eretz Yisrael (at the time British Mandate Palestine), ranging from the ancient western wall of the Holy Temple Mout to a matzah factory. 
Oh, and what’s matzah?  It’s an unleavened bread similar to the heavy bread the ancient Hebrews ate as slaves in Egypt. Jews eat Matzah for the eight days of Passover to commemorate their release from slavery.
Matzah Cover, early 20th Century, Land of Israel, 2004.068  

COVER UP — YOUR MATZAH IS SHOWING

And, what better way to cover your Matzah than with this decorative Matzah cover from the early 20th century? Have something similar for your Seder?

The cover features Hebrew and Aramaic excerpts from the Passover meal (the seder), and scenes from then contemporary Eretz Yisrael (at the time British Mandate Palestine), ranging from the ancient western wall of the Holy Temple Mout to a matzah factory. 

Oh, and what’s matzah?  It’s an unleavened bread similar to the heavy bread the ancient Hebrews ate as slaves in Egypt. Jews eat Matzah for the eight days of Passover to commemorate their release from slavery.

Matzah Cover, early 20th Century, Land of Israel, 2004.068  

SIT DOWN AND GET COMFY — Passover Starts in a week! 

Passover is coming, and it’s a time for resting, reclining and reflecting.  

And why not envision yourself doing that on chairs representing the Egyptian midwives Shifrah and Puah who helped bring up the baby-Moses who later led the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt?  Right, why not…

HOPE YOU HAD A BALL THIS PURIM!
Though it was last weekend, some folks might still find distinguishing between Mordechai and Haman a little tough, what with that headache and whatnot. Here’s hoping your revelry was healthy and happy!
Image: Purim Ball at the Academy of Music, Illustration from Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, New York, 1865, the Robert D. Marcus Collection

HOPE YOU HAD A BALL THIS PURIM!

Though it was last weekend, some folks might still find distinguishing between Mordechai and Haman a little tough, what with that headache and whatnot. Here’s hoping your revelry was healthy and happy!

Image: Purim Ball at the Academy of Music, Illustration from Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, New York, 1865, the Robert D. Marcus Collection


WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 
Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 
New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 

Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 

New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

IT’S COLD AS MENORAH TIME!
It might be freezing outside—it is freezing outside. Maybe a reminder of the festival of lights from like a month ago?
Just love this menorah which is done in the shape of a Christmas tree. Wish we had it in the collection. 
I just saw it in a catalogue, and here’s the description: 
"AMERICAN BRASS CHRISTMAS-TREE MENORAH: This Christmas tree-inspired Menorah reflects an early awareness of the changed identity of the modern Jew living in mid-20th century American society. It was designed in 1965 by Isadore Serot (1927-2000) of the Terra Sancta Guild in Pennsylvania – a company that initially began selling Judaica and then transitioned to Christian and inspirational religious items in the 1960’s."
Image and description from the Kestenbaum Judaica website: www.kestenbaum.net

IT’S COLD AS MENORAH TIME!

It might be freezing outside—it is freezing outside. Maybe a reminder of the festival of lights from like a month ago?

Just love this menorah which is done in the shape of a Christmas tree. Wish we had it in the collection. 

I just saw it in a catalogue, and here’s the description: 

"AMERICAN BRASS CHRISTMAS-TREE MENORAH: This Christmas tree-inspired Menorah reflects an early awareness of the changed identity of the modern Jew living in mid-20th century American society. It was designed in 1965 by Isadore Serot (1927-2000) of the Terra Sancta Guild in Pennsylvania – a company that initially began selling Judaica and then transitioned to Christian and inspirational religious items in the 1960’s."

Image and description from the Kestenbaum Judaica website: www.kestenbaum.net

STUDENT HANDLE REALLY OLD POTS - NICE…

Archaeology students from YU had an exciting opportunity to get some hands-on experience with some ancient artifacts. Dr. Jill Katz took her students to the YU Museum to examine up-close and personal some old, errr ANCIENT objects from the YUM collection. The students had the opportunity to handle some of the objects, though they had to be very careful. 

In the Mix: Building Community and the Eruv
Mon, Feb 4, 6pm tour, 7pm program
The widespread introduction of eruvs in America encouraged a broader and more inclusive participation in Jewish liturgical and social life on the Sabbath.  Join professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, author Blu Greenberg, and Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier for a panel discussion, moderated by Rabbi Adam Mintz, on the dynamic role of the eruv in transforming personal and communal Jewish life in America in the late 20th century.  Co-presented by JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.
Tickets: $15 General Pulbic; $10 YUM Members, Seniors and Students. For reservations, visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444
* Image: David Dziencharski, Carrying Home Cholent, 1970s.  YU Museum Collection

In the Mix: Building Community and the Eruv

Mon, Feb 4, 6pm tour, 7pm program

The widespread introduction of eruvs in America encouraged a broader and more inclusive participation in Jewish liturgical and social life on the Sabbath.  Join professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, author Blu Greenberg, and Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier for a panel discussion, moderated by Rabbi Adam Mintz, on the dynamic role of the eruv in transforming personal and communal Jewish life in America in the late 20th century.  Co-presented by JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.

Tickets: $15 General Pulbic; $10 YUM Members, Seniors and Students. For reservations, visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444

* Image: David Dziencharski, Carrying Home Cholent, 1970s.  YU Museum Collection

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