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In 1901, These Photos of Yemeni Jews Amazed the Western World

By On May 1, 2017

Since the establishment of the State of Israel (69 years ago today!), the vast majority of Yemen’s Jewish population has migrated to the Jewish State. Half a century earlier, a young German… Read More

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Holocaust Survivor Portraits and Notes in an Emotional Photo Book

By On April 21, 2017

A handsome older gentleman stands softly illuminated by the rain-splattered window behind him, a small, satisfied smile gently curling his lips. The sentence “My name is Izrael Nathan Melamed, not Adam Adams”… Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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