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IKEA Israel’s Special Woman-Free Haredi Catalogue

By On February 21, 2017

How do the Haredi do hygge, the Nordic coziness concept that infuses IKEA? Judging from the pages of the catalogue recently made expressly for the design giant’s Israeli ultra-Orthodox clientele — without a woman… Read More


See 1900s Bukharan Jewish Children in Gorgeous Full Color

By On January 9, 2017

When we think about Jews in the Czarist Russia, what comes to mind? Probably black-and-white, or maybe sepia-toned, images of poor, pious Jews, shot through a dusty lens. So Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky’s… Read More


See Stunning Portraits of the Queer Women of Weimar Germany

By On January 3, 2017

In Weimar Berlin, the stars seemed to align for German Jewish photographer Marianne Breslauer. Born into a family of art lovers, Breslauer was encouraged to pursue photography. She had been a pupil at… Read More


Meet the Jewish Woman Being Kissed in the Iconic Times Square Photo

By On September 13, 2016

In the catalogue of iconic American photos, we might know this one best: The sailor dipping a woman in a white nurse’s uniform to kiss her, her left arm betraying her reticence.… Read More


See The Incredible, Humanizing Photographs by the Jewish Navy Man Who Captured WW2

By On September 6, 2016

Late last month, America lost a living legend. Fortunately, that legend left his legacy behind—in the form of 1500 photographic prints and negatives, too. In 1944, a Jewish kid from New Jersey… Read More


Meet the French Boy Whose Forged Papers Saved 14,000 Jews

By On August 3, 2016

  Finding out that your parent has a second life isn’t typically a good thing. But for French author Sarah Kaminsky, learning the full story of her father’s past changed her life… 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


This Haunting Photo Series Takes Us to 1930s Jewish Krakow

By On March 24, 2016

The photographer Richard Tuschman describes his newest series, Once Upon a Time In Kazimierz, as a “novella told in still photographs.” The exhibit, on display until April 9 at the Klompching Gallery… Read More

Quirky, Gorgeous Pics of London Kids in Purim Costumes

Quirky, Gorgeous Pics of London Kids in Purim Costumes

By On March 23, 2016

Ever wish you could just stare at kids in Purim costumes without looking away? Thanks to French photographer Estelle Hanania, now you can. In her gorgeous photography book Happy Purim (Shelter Press),… Read More


The Russian Jewish Ethnographer Behind This Trove of Stunning Historic Photographs

By On December 3, 2015

The Vitebsk-born Shloyme Zaynvi Rapoport — better known by the moniker S. An-sky — was many things: publisher, playwright, tutor. But his most enduring legacy is twofold: his play The Dybbuk, which… Read More

The Jewish Photographer Who Got Marilyn Monroe to Jump

The Jewish Photographer Who Got Marilyn Monroe to Jump

By On August 5, 2014

Albert Einstein. Alfred Hitchcock. Marilyn Monroe. Salvador Dalí.  These celebrities are just a few of those captured in iconic portraits by Riga-born Jewish photographer Philippe Halsman during his storied career shooting covers for Life magazine throughout the… Read More


The Jewish Fashion Photographer of Nazi Germany

By On February 10, 2014

There was a time when Else Neuländer-Simon, known as Yva, was the premier fashion and portrait photographer of her day. Born in Germany to a Jewish middle-class family, Yva opened her own photography… Read More

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