The Role of the Jew in the Forging of the Nation. The Inaugural Exhibition of the Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia

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Marvin D. Schwartz.


Philadelphia, Pa., USA, 1976. Booklet, 32 pp., illustrations: 16 b&w, 23 × 19 cm. English.


National Museum of American Jewish History (1976)


Aspects of Jewish life in Colonial America, and the Jewish contribution to the nascent country. Catalog includes individual texts on the synagogue, circumcision, life cycle, holidays, and craftsmen. A wide variety of ceremonial objects are featured, most of European production, but some from America. Separate check-list, with basic and descriptive entries, by Robert A. Goldstein. 111 items.

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BesamimCircumcision implements/objectsDreidelsHalitza shoeHanukkah lampsKiddush cupsMatzah rolling pins/scorersMyer MyersNeedlework/EmbroideryOmer calendarsPesach platesPortraits, rabbisPrints, Jewish customs & ceremoniesPrints, synagoguesPurim platesRimmonimScrolls of Esther, illuminatedSeals/Stamps, Jewish society/institutionSeals/Stamps, kosher certificationShabbat lampsSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsSynagogues, AmsterdamSynagogues, NetherlandsTefillin casesTorah Arks, fragmentsTzedakah boxes/containersYad

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Goldstein, Robert A., The Role of the Jew in the Forging of the Nation. A Check-List of the Documents and Objects In the Exhibition, 1976.

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