My People (& our stuff)
A hodge-podge of Jews from all walks of life, all over the world, extraordinary and ordinary. Plus examples of our traditions, humor, food, chatchkes, and history (4,000 years is a long time!). Many folks here are expected (Barbra, Seinfeld, Bernstein, Dayan, Dylan, Brooks/Reiner). But I aim for most responses to be "who knew?"!!! Of course, some of these assignations of "Jewish" are/can be simply wishful thinking on a lot of people's parts! In any case, enjoy, darling. And eat - you look thin.
This MIZRACH - SHIVITI is an early American papercut (1861) well before the great wave of Jewish immigration. The upper frame contains a gate, presumably that of the Temple in Jerusalem. It carries the inscriptions: "This is the gate to God", and above it, in two separate medallions, "I have set the Lord always before me." The gate is flanked by two slender towers, with a flag on each, and inside the flags, there are small images of keys.
Art Deco Star of David Aquamarine Pendant. An original pre World War II Art Deco pendant designed as a round openwork matte gold plaque with a white enamel six pointed Star of David set with a hexagonal aquamarine and six small rubies. The star is flanked by six Art Deco openwork floral ornaments encircled by twelve navette cut aquamarines, ca. 1930.
Jon Lovitz on Judaism
Jim Crow Museum, - Ferris State University, Big Rapids Michigan. Dr. David Pilgrim's goal in founding the museum has been to open people's eyes, hearts and minds to the reality of Jim Crow. It took eight years and more than one million dollars to create a permanent home for his collection, a memorial of hate aimed at teaching tolerance.
I actually saw signs just like this in the early 50's when my parents were trying to buy their first house. No housed in the Jim Crow Museum located at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan