Children’s book author Lesléa Newman on her new book “Gittel’s Journey” and the importance of having Jewish characters in children’s stories.
The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration has, in its database, more than 8,780 sound recordings from the early 20th century both by and about people considered to be “outsiders” in the United States.
The Jaffa terminal building was once a way station for thousands of Jewish immigrants to the Holy Land. Now a group of preservationists are trying to save it from being torn down by the city of Tel Aviv.
The Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4 after being closed for eight months due to damage incurred from Hurricane Sandy, but Ellis Island remains closed.
After an extended closure due to Hurricane Sandy, fittingly, the Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4. However, there remains no firm projection of when Ellis Island will be open to the public.
Months after Sandy struck, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are still closed. Officials offer no timetable for reopening the iconic American landmarks.