Browsing Tag

museum exhibit


This Bubbe’s White Wardrobe is NYC’s Hottest New Art

By On March 16, 2017

While she was alive, Sara Berman knitted, cooked, and babysat her grandchildren, Alex and Lulu. She had great style, and loved to help her grandkids arrange their closets. Her own NYC closet… Read More


This Holocaust Jacket Sold for $2 at a Yard Sale

By On November 22, 2016

Two dollars won’t even get you a subway ride in NYC today. But for the family of Benzion Peresecki, it helped piece together an incredible story of survival from the Dachau concentration… Read More


The Jewish Woman Who Changed Fashion Photography Forever

By On July 12, 2016

In an age of airbrushed thighs, selfies, and the fight against female objectification, there is one photographer whose work still feels desperately needed. Lillian Bassman was born in 1917 to Jewish émigrés… Read More

Trust No Fox

This 1936 Illustrated German Children’s Book Makes Anti-Semitism Look So Cute

By On May 17, 2016

How did Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic ideas transform from the ravings of an outsider to official policy? A recent exhibit at the New-York Historical Society,“Anti-Semitism 1919-1939,” asked this question, and a 1936 children’s book supposedly… Read More

Marilyn Monroe's Rabbi Sent Fan Mail to MLK, Jr.

Marilyn Monroe’s Rabbi Marched in Selma With MLK, Jr.

By On January 24, 2016

  Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg was the beloved spiritual leader of Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, Connecticut for 34 years. His sermons were energizing and sometimes controversial, tackling tough issues like civil… Read More

A Bible the Size of a Sugar Granule

A Bible the Size of a Sugar Granule

By On May 5, 2015

You’ve never seen the Bible like this before. That is, if you can see it at all. For the 50th anniversary of the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead… Read More


Take a (Virtual) Trip to 19th-Century Jewish New Hampshire

By On March 19, 2015

  Many history lessons about the wave of Jewish immigrants between the 1890s and early 20th century revolve around urban neighborhoods like New York’s Lower East Side. But a digital exhibition arm of… Read More


Heartbreaking Home Videos From the Old Country

By On October 30, 2014

We tend to think of early 20th-century Jewish migration as a one-way street. But a New York City exhibition shows a different story—in film.Between the wars, some of those emigres traveled back to Europe… Read More


Poking Around the Toymaker’s Home

By On June 13, 2013

Ever wanted to peek into the home life of a professional toymaker and artist? At a new exhibit at Los Angeles’s Skirball Cultural Center, now you can. “The Door is Always Open” recreates the childhood… Read More