Harlem’s Moses Reicherson, One On The Finest Linguist In The World 1827–1903

moses reichersonMoses Reicherson, 1827–1903, Hebrew author and grammarian. Reicherson was born in Vilna where he earned his living as a part-time teacher of Hebrew and as a proofreader and editor for publishing houses. Continue Reading →

Henry Roth Harlem New York 1914 – 1927

harlems henry rothHenry Roth (February 8, 1906 – October 13, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer living in a mostly Irish area of Harlem, New York, 1914 – 1927. Continue Reading →

Solomon Libin, Yiddish Short Story Writer And Playwright

jewsih harlemSolomon Libin, born in Gorki, Byelorussia. His family imigrated from Russia to London in 1891 and to Harlem, New York in 1892. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Morris “Moe” Berg, New York 1902 – 1972

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Morris “Moe” Berg (March 2, 1902 – May 29, 1972), was an American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Continue Reading →

Ethiopian Shabbatt And Sigd Celebration 2015 In Harlem

the other israel in harlemSigd is a unique festival celebrated by Ethiopian Jews 49 days after Yom Kippur.  The word Sigd in Ethiopic means “to worship” or loosely translated as “bowing”.   Continue Reading →

Levine And Rodriguez Lead Talk On Jewish Poverty

marl levine 2On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 at the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, City Council Jewish Caucus Chair Mark Levine and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will join local and national non-profit groups to host a public forum on one of the most pressing issues facing the local Jewish community today: rising poverty. Continue Reading →

Celebrate The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s 100 Anniversary

kulturefest 2015To rephrase the great humorist and philosopher Mark Twain: reports of the death of Yiddish are greatly exaggerated.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Morris Harris Designer Of The Flag Of Israel

morris-harris1Jews and their friends the world over are celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel (declaration of independence is May 14). Continue Reading →

Young Jewish Boy, Harlem, 1960’s

Young Jewish Boy, Harlem, 1960'sA young black Jewish boy one of The Commandment Keepers at the Harlem Synagogue in Harlem, New York, 1960’s. Continue Reading →

Jewish Boy In East Harlem, 1920’s

71ce94777ee9df011a5aca1886545de0We love this photo of a Judaica-Jewish Bar Mitzvah boy in one of the many photographic studios in East Harlem, NY, 1920’s. Continue Reading →