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PASSPORTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE-AUGUST WAS VACATION MONTH!
Globe-trotters love bragging about the number of stamps their passport has acquired. Each country represents a different summer vacation or another adventure. This passport, however, marks a historical moment during the Holocaust. Rose Frisch (Sax), one of the fortunate Portugese Jews, was saved by Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Her passport was lent to the museum for the YUM exhibit: There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather.
Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered one of the greatest rescue acts of the Holocaust, saving an estimated 30,000 refugees. Through drawings, sculptures, and an in-gallery performance that metaphorically reenacts his grandfather’s deeds, this exhibition gives visual form to this act of courage and heroism through art.
Lent by Helen Sax Potaznik. Includes Visa signed Aristides des Sousa, Mendes, 14 June 1940. Yeshiva University Museum, New York

PASSPORTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE-AUGUST WAS VACATION MONTH!

Globe-trotters love bragging about the number of stamps their passport has acquired. Each country represents a different summer vacation or another adventure. This passport, however, marks a historical moment during the Holocaust. Rose Frisch (Sax), one of the fortunate Portugese Jews, was saved by Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Her passport was lent to the museum for the YUM exhibit: There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather.

Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered one of the greatest rescue acts of the Holocaust, saving an estimated 30,000 refugees. Through drawings, sculptures, and an in-gallery performance that metaphorically reenacts his grandfather’s deeds, this exhibition gives visual form to this act of courage and heroism through art.

Lent by Helen Sax Potaznik. Includes Visa signed Aristides des Sousa, Mendes, 14 June 1940. Yeshiva University Museum, New York

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON…UNTIL NEXT SUMMER!
Labor Day marks the end of summer. Although splashing around in the ocean must have been fun, it is time to get back to school and responsibilities. Enjoy the last days of sunny weather at Coney Island beach like these kids!
Photograph: children in the water at Coney Island. Front row: Ruchama/Ruth (second from right proper); Ben Yishai/Isaac (second from left proper). Ben Yehuda/Eugene stands behind Ben Yishai, Batya/Bernice kneels to his left. 3 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.; 8.9 x 12.9 cm.
Photograph. Gamiel children at Coney Island beach Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2002.128) Gift of Ruchama Gamiel

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON…UNTIL NEXT SUMMER!

Labor Day marks the end of summer. Although splashing around in the ocean must have been fun, it is time to get back to school and responsibilities. Enjoy the last days of sunny weather at Coney Island beach like these kids!

Photograph: children in the water at Coney Island. Front row: Ruchama/Ruth (second from right proper); Ben Yishai/Isaac (second from left proper). Ben Yehuda/Eugene stands behind Ben Yishai, Batya/Bernice kneels to his left. 3 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.; 8.9 x 12.9 cm.

Photograph. Gamiel children at Coney Island beach Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2002.128) Gift of Ruchama Gamiel

ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE!-AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
There has been an explosion in the thrift stores and flea markets this summer. Thrifting and saving, especially during this economic crisis, is definitely in fashion. It is intriguing to see that this is nothing new for the Jew in the early nineteenth century. In this etching, made in 1815 England, it is clear that a Jewish man is buying old clothing. How resourceful! Don’t forget to donate your own old clothes too!
Two men at a street corner, one a slim well dressed young man, the other a heavyset man, not smartly dressed, bearded with Jewish features, holding pants.
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1993.027) Gift of William H. Helfand
 

ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE!-AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

There has been an explosion in the thrift stores and flea markets this summer. Thrifting and saving, especially during this economic crisis, is definitely in fashion. It is intriguing to see that this is nothing new for the Jew in the early nineteenth century. In this etching, made in 1815 England, it is clear that a Jewish man is buying old clothing. How resourceful! Don’t forget to donate your own old clothes too!

Two men at a street corner, one a slim well dressed young man, the other a heavyset man, not smartly dressed, bearded with Jewish features, holding pants.

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1993.027) Gift of William H. Helfand

 

ARTICLE IN YU NEWS ABOUT PROPHECY OF PLACE

Quintan Ana Wikswo Explores History and Experience in Prophecy of Place at Yeshiva University Museum

WIKSWO PR LISBON 300x150 Acclaimed Artists First Monographic Exhibition in NYC

See more images from Prophecy of Place on the POP Website

In her first monographic exhibition and east coast debut, internationally acclaimed visual artist and writer, Quintan Ana Wikswo, introduces her dreamlike and haunting large-scale, multi-panel photographs, poetry, video installations and interactive asse

mblages in Prophecy of Place, on display at Yeshiva University Museum (YU Museum) through January 22, 2012.

Wikswo uses damaged and salvaged antique military cameras and battlefield typewriters to explore the startling ecological beauty that obscures “traumatized” sites of crimes against humanity, and to uncover the intergenerational legacies surrounding them. These fiercely mysterious images and starkly graceful prose poems create a powerful encounter with violence and beauty revealed through a fractured, unsettling lens.

"Inquisition Plaza and Jewish Ghetto, Lisbon"

Created between 2008-2011 in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Finland and Russia, Prophecy of Place presents kaleidoscopic portraits of the astonishing and often invisible histories hidden at the heart of communities where Jews encountered exile, shelter and trauma.

Traversing 10 centuries, eight countries and five languages, the exhibition is a deeply immersive engagement with the legacy of Jewish survival and the struggle with other cultures through luminous, prismatic, multi-part contemporary photographs of villages, cities, shtetls and camps – sites where Jews have faced devastating attacks or attempts at cultural annihilation.

The works reverberate with contrasting abstractions of man-made, natural and ephemeral elements that reveal medieval cities, ancient forests or fields of wildflowers where thousands of people were persecuted or killed: the fields outside Strasbourg where mobs burned Jews accused of spreading plague; the Inquisition Plaza in the Jewish ghetto of Lisbon; the unmarked site of the Forced-Sex Brothel at Dachau; mass execution sites in the forests of Lithuania; and the disquietingly tranquil facades of Nazi medical facilities in Berlin. 

“As historian and artist, I’m intrigued by human and ecological echoes at places fractured by trauma and political violence–sites of communal catastrophe that bear often invisible records of deep traumatic emotion. I look for points of intimacy and tenderness in these places on the earth that seem to utterly deny safety and comfort,” said Wikswo. “Inlocations with particularly painful histories, a certain resurrection of luminosity and beauty seems to me both absurd and essential.”

Included within Prophecy of Place are more than 35 large-format, multi-panel photographs; 10 video installations integrating poetic text, field recordings, and original music by prominent collaborating composers; and an interactive assemblage of artifacts and talismans. Visitors will have the opportunity to use a typewriter to leave notes, poems and prayers beneath polished black rocks on the table overlaid with a shifting projection of the artist’s poetry.

“Quintan Ana Wikswo is a gifted and original artist who creates stunningly beautiful and moving imagery of places with horrifically ugly provenance and background,” added Dr. Jacob Wisse, director of YU Museum. “The tension within her work reflects back movingly on recent and not-so-recent Jewish history, playing an important role of memorialization while also suggesting the possibility of a more hopeful and humane future. I think visitors to the exhibition will be struck and touched by the beauty and power of Wikswo’s work.”

SUMMER IS NOT JUST FOR ICE-CREAM EATING AND TAKING A DIP, THERE’S ALSO PLENTY OF TIME FOR DEEP THINKING -AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
This silk screen print is a testament to all of the unanswered questions that so many have. August is a time for vacation fun, but long summer nights are filled with ample time to tickle your brain. Selma Hurwitz created this image of the Jews leaving Russia. Take some time to express your deeper questions through art!
Jews leaving Russia (symbolized by St. Basil’s); Hebrew inscription (Ex. 5.2); print by Workshop, Inc., under Lou Stovall.
Print. Who Is The Lord That I Should Listen To His Voice? Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1991.231)

SUMMER IS NOT JUST FOR ICE-CREAM EATING AND TAKING A DIP, THERE’S ALSO PLENTY OF TIME FOR DEEP THINKING -AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

This silk screen print is a testament to all of the unanswered questions that so many have. August is a time for vacation fun, but long summer nights are filled with ample time to tickle your brain. Selma Hurwitz created this image of the Jews leaving Russia. Take some time to express your deeper questions through art!

Jews leaving Russia (symbolized by St. Basil’s); Hebrew inscription (Ex. 5.2); print by Workshop, Inc., under Lou Stovall.

Print. Who Is The Lord That I Should Listen To His Voice? Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1991.231)

TAKE A HIKE AND MAYBE YOU’LL BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO END UP HERE! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
There is one thing that Israelis could teach Americans, the joy of hiking during days off. It’s easy to get stuck in a routine, even in the summer. At least one day, get off the beach and go hiking. It may seem like a lot more work, but believe me, it’s worth the walk if you go to a waterfall and the water is even more refreshing after sweating all morning. (and don’t get excited Israelis, I only said one thing)
Photograph depicting a waterfall in a gorge, a ruined stone building at left.
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2009.518)

TAKE A HIKE AND MAYBE YOU’LL BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO END UP HERE! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

There is one thing that Israelis could teach Americans, the joy of hiking during days off. It’s easy to get stuck in a routine, even in the summer. At least one day, get off the beach and go hiking. It may seem like a lot more work, but believe me, it’s worth the walk if you go to a waterfall and the water is even more refreshing after sweating all morning. (and don’t get excited Israelis, I only said one thing)

Photograph depicting a waterfall in a gorge, a ruined stone building at left.

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2009.518)

COME ON IN, THE WATER’S GREAT! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
It’s fun to find new ways to stay cool in the summertime. We suggest searching out a local pond or lake like the kids in this picture instead of choosing the pool in the neighbor’s backyard for the umpteenth time.
Postcard. Nr. 75 Edition Moshe Ordmann. A water pond in the grove (Hebrew & English). Four people by a circular pool w. white rim.
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1995.041)

COME ON IN, THE WATER’S GREAT! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

It’s fun to find new ways to stay cool in the summertime. We suggest searching out a local pond or lake like the kids in this picture instead of choosing the pool in the neighbor’s backyard for the umpteenth time.

Postcard. Nr. 75 Edition Moshe Ordmann. A water pond in the grove (Hebrew & English). Four people by a circular pool w. white rim.

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1995.041)

WHERE DO YOU WANT YOUR SUMMER ESCAPE TO BE? AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
Summer houses are coming back into style and what better place is there to spend your summer relaxing and enjoying the quiet than on the Sea of Galilee in Israel. This painting, entitled “Road to Galilee,” gives us a taste of the beauty of the region.
Landscape depicting two white buildings among hills. framed 29 x 36 1/2 in. 74 x 92.5 cm.; stretcher 21 1/8 x 28 5/8 in. 54 x 73 cm. signed LL Rodan
Oil on Canvas by Yehuda Rodan Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2001.417)

WHERE DO YOU WANT YOUR SUMMER ESCAPE TO BE? AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

Summer houses are coming back into style and what better place is there to spend your summer relaxing and enjoying the quiet than on the Sea of Galilee in Israel. This painting, entitled “Road to Galilee,” gives us a taste of the beauty of the region.

Landscape depicting two white buildings among hills. framed 29 x 36 1/2 in. 74 x 92.5 cm.; stretcher 21 1/8 x 28 5/8 in. 54 x 73 cm. signed LL Rodan

Oil on Canvas by Yehuda Rodan Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2001.417)

SUMMER TIME AND THE LIVING’S EASY! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
This is the time of year to enjoy relaxing… so even if you do have to go to work today and shepherd your sheep, take a minute to sit in the nook of a tree with a flute and enjoy the scenery.
Rectangle depicting a landscape.  Goats and sheep graze in the foreground.  At right, a man playing a flute sits under a tree.  A bearded man stands, holding a crook.  Mountains in the background.
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2004.095)

SUMMER TIME AND THE LIVING’S EASY! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

This is the time of year to enjoy relaxing… so even if you do have to go to work today and shepherd your sheep, take a minute to sit in the nook of a tree with a flute and enjoy the scenery.

Rectangle depicting a landscape.  Goats and sheep graze in the foreground.  At right, a man playing a flute sits under a tree.  A bearded man stands, holding a crook.  Mountains in the background.

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2004.095)

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE FRESH FISH IN THE SUMMERTIME! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
The shore is always a favorite vacation spot during those hot summer weeks. One of the best things about being on the coast is getting to eat fresh seafood as much as you want. This summer try something new and find out how rewarding it can be to catch your own dinner, like these guys in this 1962 poster.
Poster. “Fishing in the pond” issued by the Jewish National Fund. Two boys in boat (labeled dugit), 3 boys in water hold net w. fish, tractor, truck marked Sp (dagim - fish). English, Hebrew, French, Spanish
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1998.681)

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE FRESH FISH IN THE SUMMERTIME! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

The shore is always a favorite vacation spot during those hot summer weeks. One of the best things about being on the coast is getting to eat fresh seafood as much as you want. This summer try something new and find out how rewarding it can be to catch your own dinner, like these guys in this 1962 poster.

Poster. “Fishing in the pond” issued by the Jewish National Fund. Two boys in boat (labeled dugit), 3 boys in water hold net w. fish, tractor, truck marked Sp (dagim - fish). English, Hebrew, French, Spanish

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1998.681)

PASSPORTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE-AUGUST WAS VACATION MONTH!
Globe-trotters love bragging about the number of stamps their passport has acquired. Each country represents a different summer vacation or another adventure. This passport, however, marks a historical moment during the Holocaust. Rose Frisch (Sax), one of the fortunate Portugese Jews, was saved by Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Her passport was lent to the museum for the YUM exhibit: There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather.
Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered one of the greatest rescue acts of the Holocaust, saving an estimated 30,000 refugees. Through drawings, sculptures, and an in-gallery performance that metaphorically reenacts his grandfather’s deeds, this exhibition gives visual form to this act of courage and heroism through art.
Lent by Helen Sax Potaznik. Includes Visa signed Aristides des Sousa, Mendes, 14 June 1940. Yeshiva University Museum, New York

PASSPORTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE-AUGUST WAS VACATION MONTH!

Globe-trotters love bragging about the number of stamps their passport has acquired. Each country represents a different summer vacation or another adventure. This passport, however, marks a historical moment during the Holocaust. Rose Frisch (Sax), one of the fortunate Portugese Jews, was saved by Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Her passport was lent to the museum for the YUM exhibit: There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather.

Artist Sebastian Mendes offers a personal artistic response to the actions taken by his grandfather Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who, as Portuguese Consul General in Bordeaux, France in June 1940, engineered one of the greatest rescue acts of the Holocaust, saving an estimated 30,000 refugees. Through drawings, sculptures, and an in-gallery performance that metaphorically reenacts his grandfather’s deeds, this exhibition gives visual form to this act of courage and heroism through art.

Lent by Helen Sax Potaznik. Includes Visa signed Aristides des Sousa, Mendes, 14 June 1940. Yeshiva University Museum, New York

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON…UNTIL NEXT SUMMER!
Labor Day marks the end of summer. Although splashing around in the ocean must have been fun, it is time to get back to school and responsibilities. Enjoy the last days of sunny weather at Coney Island beach like these kids!
Photograph: children in the water at Coney Island. Front row: Ruchama/Ruth (second from right proper); Ben Yishai/Isaac (second from left proper). Ben Yehuda/Eugene stands behind Ben Yishai, Batya/Bernice kneels to his left. 3 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.; 8.9 x 12.9 cm.
Photograph. Gamiel children at Coney Island beach Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2002.128) Gift of Ruchama Gamiel

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON…UNTIL NEXT SUMMER!

Labor Day marks the end of summer. Although splashing around in the ocean must have been fun, it is time to get back to school and responsibilities. Enjoy the last days of sunny weather at Coney Island beach like these kids!

Photograph: children in the water at Coney Island. Front row: Ruchama/Ruth (second from right proper); Ben Yishai/Isaac (second from left proper). Ben Yehuda/Eugene stands behind Ben Yishai, Batya/Bernice kneels to his left. 3 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.; 8.9 x 12.9 cm.

Photograph. Gamiel children at Coney Island beach Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2002.128) Gift of Ruchama Gamiel

ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE!-AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
There has been an explosion in the thrift stores and flea markets this summer. Thrifting and saving, especially during this economic crisis, is definitely in fashion. It is intriguing to see that this is nothing new for the Jew in the early nineteenth century. In this etching, made in 1815 England, it is clear that a Jewish man is buying old clothing. How resourceful! Don’t forget to donate your own old clothes too!
Two men at a street corner, one a slim well dressed young man, the other a heavyset man, not smartly dressed, bearded with Jewish features, holding pants.
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1993.027) Gift of William H. Helfand
 

ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE!-AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

There has been an explosion in the thrift stores and flea markets this summer. Thrifting and saving, especially during this economic crisis, is definitely in fashion. It is intriguing to see that this is nothing new for the Jew in the early nineteenth century. In this etching, made in 1815 England, it is clear that a Jewish man is buying old clothing. How resourceful! Don’t forget to donate your own old clothes too!

Two men at a street corner, one a slim well dressed young man, the other a heavyset man, not smartly dressed, bearded with Jewish features, holding pants.

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1993.027) Gift of William H. Helfand

 

ARTICLE IN YU NEWS ABOUT PROPHECY OF PLACE

Quintan Ana Wikswo Explores History and Experience in Prophecy of Place at Yeshiva University Museum

WIKSWO PR LISBON 300x150 Acclaimed Artists First Monographic Exhibition in NYC

See more images from Prophecy of Place on the POP Website

In her first monographic exhibition and east coast debut, internationally acclaimed visual artist and writer, Quintan Ana Wikswo, introduces her dreamlike and haunting large-scale, multi-panel photographs, poetry, video installations and interactive asse

mblages in Prophecy of Place, on display at Yeshiva University Museum (YU Museum) through January 22, 2012.

Wikswo uses damaged and salvaged antique military cameras and battlefield typewriters to explore the startling ecological beauty that obscures “traumatized” sites of crimes against humanity, and to uncover the intergenerational legacies surrounding them. These fiercely mysterious images and starkly graceful prose poems create a powerful encounter with violence and beauty revealed through a fractured, unsettling lens.

"Inquisition Plaza and Jewish Ghetto, Lisbon"

Created between 2008-2011 in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Finland and Russia, Prophecy of Place presents kaleidoscopic portraits of the astonishing and often invisible histories hidden at the heart of communities where Jews encountered exile, shelter and trauma.

Traversing 10 centuries, eight countries and five languages, the exhibition is a deeply immersive engagement with the legacy of Jewish survival and the struggle with other cultures through luminous, prismatic, multi-part contemporary photographs of villages, cities, shtetls and camps – sites where Jews have faced devastating attacks or attempts at cultural annihilation.

The works reverberate with contrasting abstractions of man-made, natural and ephemeral elements that reveal medieval cities, ancient forests or fields of wildflowers where thousands of people were persecuted or killed: the fields outside Strasbourg where mobs burned Jews accused of spreading plague; the Inquisition Plaza in the Jewish ghetto of Lisbon; the unmarked site of the Forced-Sex Brothel at Dachau; mass execution sites in the forests of Lithuania; and the disquietingly tranquil facades of Nazi medical facilities in Berlin. 

“As historian and artist, I’m intrigued by human and ecological echoes at places fractured by trauma and political violence–sites of communal catastrophe that bear often invisible records of deep traumatic emotion. I look for points of intimacy and tenderness in these places on the earth that seem to utterly deny safety and comfort,” said Wikswo. “Inlocations with particularly painful histories, a certain resurrection of luminosity and beauty seems to me both absurd and essential.”

Included within Prophecy of Place are more than 35 large-format, multi-panel photographs; 10 video installations integrating poetic text, field recordings, and original music by prominent collaborating composers; and an interactive assemblage of artifacts and talismans. Visitors will have the opportunity to use a typewriter to leave notes, poems and prayers beneath polished black rocks on the table overlaid with a shifting projection of the artist’s poetry.

“Quintan Ana Wikswo is a gifted and original artist who creates stunningly beautiful and moving imagery of places with horrifically ugly provenance and background,” added Dr. Jacob Wisse, director of YU Museum. “The tension within her work reflects back movingly on recent and not-so-recent Jewish history, playing an important role of memorialization while also suggesting the possibility of a more hopeful and humane future. I think visitors to the exhibition will be struck and touched by the beauty and power of Wikswo’s work.”

SUMMER IS NOT JUST FOR ICE-CREAM EATING AND TAKING A DIP, THERE’S ALSO PLENTY OF TIME FOR DEEP THINKING -AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
This silk screen print is a testament to all of the unanswered questions that so many have. August is a time for vacation fun, but long summer nights are filled with ample time to tickle your brain. Selma Hurwitz created this image of the Jews leaving Russia. Take some time to express your deeper questions through art!
Jews leaving Russia (symbolized by St. Basil’s); Hebrew inscription (Ex. 5.2); print by Workshop, Inc., under Lou Stovall.
Print. Who Is The Lord That I Should Listen To His Voice? Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1991.231)

SUMMER IS NOT JUST FOR ICE-CREAM EATING AND TAKING A DIP, THERE’S ALSO PLENTY OF TIME FOR DEEP THINKING -AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

This silk screen print is a testament to all of the unanswered questions that so many have. August is a time for vacation fun, but long summer nights are filled with ample time to tickle your brain. Selma Hurwitz created this image of the Jews leaving Russia. Take some time to express your deeper questions through art!

Jews leaving Russia (symbolized by St. Basil’s); Hebrew inscription (Ex. 5.2); print by Workshop, Inc., under Lou Stovall.

Print. Who Is The Lord That I Should Listen To His Voice? Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1991.231)

TAKE A HIKE AND MAYBE YOU’LL BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO END UP HERE! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
There is one thing that Israelis could teach Americans, the joy of hiking during days off. It’s easy to get stuck in a routine, even in the summer. At least one day, get off the beach and go hiking. It may seem like a lot more work, but believe me, it’s worth the walk if you go to a waterfall and the water is even more refreshing after sweating all morning. (and don’t get excited Israelis, I only said one thing)
Photograph depicting a waterfall in a gorge, a ruined stone building at left.
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2009.518)

TAKE A HIKE AND MAYBE YOU’LL BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO END UP HERE! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

There is one thing that Israelis could teach Americans, the joy of hiking during days off. It’s easy to get stuck in a routine, even in the summer. At least one day, get off the beach and go hiking. It may seem like a lot more work, but believe me, it’s worth the walk if you go to a waterfall and the water is even more refreshing after sweating all morning. (and don’t get excited Israelis, I only said one thing)

Photograph depicting a waterfall in a gorge, a ruined stone building at left.

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2009.518)

COME ON IN, THE WATER’S GREAT! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
It’s fun to find new ways to stay cool in the summertime. We suggest searching out a local pond or lake like the kids in this picture instead of choosing the pool in the neighbor’s backyard for the umpteenth time.
Postcard. Nr. 75 Edition Moshe Ordmann. A water pond in the grove (Hebrew & English). Four people by a circular pool w. white rim.
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1995.041)

COME ON IN, THE WATER’S GREAT! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

It’s fun to find new ways to stay cool in the summertime. We suggest searching out a local pond or lake like the kids in this picture instead of choosing the pool in the neighbor’s backyard for the umpteenth time.

Postcard. Nr. 75 Edition Moshe Ordmann. A water pond in the grove (Hebrew & English). Four people by a circular pool w. white rim.

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1995.041)

WHERE DO YOU WANT YOUR SUMMER ESCAPE TO BE? AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
Summer houses are coming back into style and what better place is there to spend your summer relaxing and enjoying the quiet than on the Sea of Galilee in Israel. This painting, entitled “Road to Galilee,” gives us a taste of the beauty of the region.
Landscape depicting two white buildings among hills. framed 29 x 36 1/2 in. 74 x 92.5 cm.; stretcher 21 1/8 x 28 5/8 in. 54 x 73 cm. signed LL Rodan
Oil on Canvas by Yehuda Rodan Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2001.417)

WHERE DO YOU WANT YOUR SUMMER ESCAPE TO BE? AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

Summer houses are coming back into style and what better place is there to spend your summer relaxing and enjoying the quiet than on the Sea of Galilee in Israel. This painting, entitled “Road to Galilee,” gives us a taste of the beauty of the region.

Landscape depicting two white buildings among hills. framed 29 x 36 1/2 in. 74 x 92.5 cm.; stretcher 21 1/8 x 28 5/8 in. 54 x 73 cm. signed LL Rodan

Oil on Canvas by Yehuda Rodan Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2001.417)

SUMMER TIME AND THE LIVING’S EASY! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
This is the time of year to enjoy relaxing… so even if you do have to go to work today and shepherd your sheep, take a minute to sit in the nook of a tree with a flute and enjoy the scenery.
Rectangle depicting a landscape.  Goats and sheep graze in the foreground.  At right, a man playing a flute sits under a tree.  A bearded man stands, holding a crook.  Mountains in the background.
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2004.095)

SUMMER TIME AND THE LIVING’S EASY! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

This is the time of year to enjoy relaxing… so even if you do have to go to work today and shepherd your sheep, take a minute to sit in the nook of a tree with a flute and enjoy the scenery.

Rectangle depicting a landscape.  Goats and sheep graze in the foreground.  At right, a man playing a flute sits under a tree.  A bearded man stands, holding a crook.  Mountains in the background.

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (2004.095)

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE FRESH FISH IN THE SUMMERTIME! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!
The shore is always a favorite vacation spot during those hot summer weeks. One of the best things about being on the coast is getting to eat fresh seafood as much as you want. This summer try something new and find out how rewarding it can be to catch your own dinner, like these guys in this 1962 poster.
Poster. “Fishing in the pond” issued by the Jewish National Fund. Two boys in boat (labeled dugit), 3 boys in water hold net w. fish, tractor, truck marked Sp (dagim - fish). English, Hebrew, French, Spanish
Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1998.681)

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE FRESH FISH IN THE SUMMERTIME! AUGUST IS VACATION MONTH!

The shore is always a favorite vacation spot during those hot summer weeks. One of the best things about being on the coast is getting to eat fresh seafood as much as you want. This summer try something new and find out how rewarding it can be to catch your own dinner, like these guys in this 1962 poster.

Poster. “Fishing in the pond” issued by the Jewish National Fund. Two boys in boat (labeled dugit), 3 boys in water hold net w. fish, tractor, truck marked Sp (dagim - fish). English, Hebrew, French, Spanish

Yeshiva University Museum, New York (1998.681)

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