Childbirth and Magic

Contrary to popular belief, magic played an important role in the daily life of Jews in the premodern world. This was especially true in the home—and chief among the domestic events that called for magical intervention was childbirth, both dramatic and dangerous before modern advances in medicine and hygiene. Carefully prepared amulets were hung on … Read more

Reconsidering Latinx Work in Postindustrial New York

Pedro Regalado, Warren Center, Harvard University, “Reconsidering Latinx Work in Postindustrial New York” Part of the Urban History Workshop. Presented by Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and the History Department. Free and open to the public.

Childbirth and Magic

Contrary to popular belief, magic played an important role in the daily life of Jews in the premodern world. This was especially true in the home—and chief among the domestic events that called for magical intervention was childbirth, both dramatic and dangerous before modern advances in medicine and hygiene. Carefully prepared amulets were hung on … Read more

Childbirth and Magic

Contrary to popular belief, magic played an important role in the daily life of Jews in the premodern world. This was especially true in the home—and chief among the domestic events that called for magical intervention was childbirth, both dramatic and dangerous before modern advances in medicine and hygiene. Carefully prepared amulets were hung on … Read more

Childbirth and Magic

Contrary to popular belief, magic played an important role in the daily life of Jews in the premodern world. This was especially true in the home—and chief among the domestic events that called for magical intervention was childbirth, both dramatic and dangerous before modern advances in medicine and hygiene. Carefully prepared amulets were hung on … Read more

Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more

Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more

Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more

Rebecca Gratz: American Judaism’s First Female Philanthropist

Join us as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of theFemale Hebrew Benevolent SocietySusan McDonald will speak onRebecca Gratz: American Judaism’s First Female PhilanthropistMs. McDonald, a Rosenbach docent for over 30-years, will discuss Gratz’s charitable and educational work as well as the romantic legends that contributed to her success as a philanthropist.Small group … Read more