• Yearning to Breathe Free - Immigration Stories
As part of AJHS new online curriculum, the Emma Lazarus Project, we are working with K-12 classes throughout the city, asking them a simple question, if the poem of the Statue of Liberty were written today, what would it say?
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Historian David Weinstein used many different AJHS collections in his research on famous Jewish comedian and performer Eddie Cantor, including letters on Cantor's efforts against antisemitism and prejudice leading up to and during WWII.
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The American Jewish Historical Society recently acquired a Waterford vase, marked with a Briscoe seal in honor of Dublin's famed Jewish mayor.
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"And I have learned one of the most important lessons a historian can learn: always take a second look, even when you’re sure you’ve seen everything there is to see."
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Q: Who are some of the most inspirational women found in the AJHS collections?
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This interview, first published in "Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society n.s. 24, no. 2 (Winter 2019)" details historian Alice Kessler-Harris's upbringing as a child of World War II refugees and how she first became interested in her Jewish heritage and the topic of gender studies.
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The real-life inspiration behind one of Sir Walter Scott's most interesting Ivanhoe characters, Rebecca of York.

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