2015-04-23 "As it is Written" Tour Sign Up
Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 10:56
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto is organizing a tour for its members to "As it is Written":Judaic Treasures from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
April 23, 2015 from 2 to 3:30 pm
University of Toronto Library, 120 St. George Street, Toronto
indicating the names wishing to participate. It will be first come first served. Given the relatively small number that can be accommodated, we can only register paid-up members of our Society.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail, and once the 20 places have been filled, we will keep a waiting list, just in case there are cancellations.
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U.S.A. - New York exhibit Lincoln and the Jews 2015-03-20
Published on Sunday, 29 March 2015 08:42
A new exhibit at the New York Historical Society, Lincoln and the Jews, includes 100 letters, photographs, and other items many never previously exhibited. Much of the exhibit comes from the Shapell Manuscript Collection. The exhibit shows the broader story of Lincoln's political career and the Civil War through his interactions with religious minorities. Lincoln's lifetime 1809-1865, coincides with the growth of Jews in America—in 1809 about 3,000 Jews to 150,000 in 1860.
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Israel - State Archives - Digitized Records Online
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:24
The Israeli State Archives (ISA) chief archivist, Yaacov Lozowick, announced that later in 2015 they will launch a new website with digitized (scanned) documents from their millions of documents—provided privacy considerations do not apply.
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