Weitzman’s gift to the Philadelphia museum was given in hopes of increasing pride in American Jewish history and reducing anti-semitism.
The National Museum of American Jewish History turns the clock back to 1917, and finds some surprising parallels to today.
I nearly stepped on the tall, bearded man laying out pairs of big red headshots on the floor of a hallway in the offices of the National Museum.
Some of the most popular Christmas tunes were written and/or sung by American Jews, notably the children of immigrants, like Irving Berlin, who composed the iconic ‘White Christmas.’
In an editorial, Philadelphia’s Liberty City Press argued that the city’s National Museum of American Jewish History should change its name, retool its mission, and quit being so Jewish.
It’s going to be another 70,000 years before Thanksgivukkah rolls round again. And is there really anyone who doesn’t want a Men-urkey?
“The Emigrants” a circa-1930 oil painting by Julius Bloch, is the signature image in a new exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, “Jewish Artists in America 1925-1945.” “It conveys the experience of immigrants, one that is intimately and deeply tied to this museum,” said Josh Perelman, NMAJH’s chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections. “It is evocative and beautiful, and it tells a deep story.”
FORWARD EDITORIAL : An exhibit showcasing George Washington’s letter to the Jews is exquisitely timed. America must be continually reminded of Washington’s eloquent message.
After a decade out of sight, George Washington?s famed letter to the Jews finally goes on display, as part of a powerful exhibit about religious freedom.
Legendary drummer Max Weinberg, one of the original members of the E Street Band, took a night off from Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” concert tour on March 27 to talk about his life and lessons learned at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Weinberg improbably started a second career at the age of 40 as bandleader on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” when Springsteen disbanded the band in 1989. He then followed Conan to the “Tonight Show.” What most people don’t know is that the musician voted best drummer in the 1986 Rolling Stone critics poll can’t read music. The Arty Semite had a chance to catch up with the maestro during his visit to the museum.