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The High Holidays Over The Years: Inside The Forverts Archive

The images of the High Holidays are, in many ways, timeless.

No matter what era, these moments — whether challah baking, preparing holiday candles, or leading services — can transcend years, allowing us to reach over the decades to our predecessors, to the Jew buying candles in a Lower East Side market or heading to shul in Grodno.

The archives of the Forward carry some of these poignant yontef portraits in Jewish communities, both in prewar Europe and in America. Our incredible archivist, Chana Pollack, has dug them out for some timely reflection, appearing for the very first time online here:

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