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Monday, March 28, 2005

An Exhibit Worth Seeing

Yesterday, with others from my synagogue, I visited the "From Haven to Home" exhibit. I highly recommend it for teens and adults. Lots of books, artifacts, photos and even films. Covers Jewish history in America from the 1654 CE arrival in what is now NYC of 22 Jews fleeing Recife Brazil after the Portuguese took over up until today. Includes, among other things:

* Harry Houdini's passport application and many photos
* Albert Einstein display and newsreel footage of Einstein giving a German-language Zionist speech in NYC.
* Documentation of Anti-Semitism in America including Henry Ford's "The International Jew" and film footage of Fr. Coughlin's 'Social Justice' preaching.
* Jews in the US military, including chaplaincy. The Four Chaplains of the Dorchester.
* Prayerbooks, including 'Minhag America' of Isaac Mayer Wise.

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America
February 13–May 1, 2005
Cincinnati History Museum - Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1130
513.287.7000 - 1.800.733.2077