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's Archive for April, 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-24

@loharasukidog The Collection is not new. The #dustyarchives are: http://t.co/07xc8pa in reply to loharasukidog #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-17

A new blog post. Francesco Spagnolo takes on Passover and material culture. http://fb.me/sGf1KehC # The matzah covers of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life include a silk embroidery from San Francisco,… http://fb.me/EGUUgQIN # New Dusty Archive: objects found in the archival collection of Rosenberg family papers (San Francisco, 1860-1977) http://bit.ly/edzzmA #

“This Night, We All Recline.” The Magnes Collection Passover Survival Guide

The symbology of Passover, the Festival of freedom, liberation, emancipation, or self-determination – depending on how one interprets the Hebrew definition of the celebration, חג החרות, chag ha-cherut – is difficult to escape. Ritual objects and material culture do not shy away from these interpretations, and instead enhance them by pointing to the practical implications [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-10

Today, this stunningTorah Ark from Kochi (Kerala, India) in The Magnes Collection is returning to storage after… http://fb.me/KuGKJcQa #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-03

My Dear Parents… | opensource http://fb.me/WC6yX59G #

My Dear Parents…

I am doing some work on the Judah L. Magnes papers as part of the process of making them accessible in the Bancroft Library.  I thought I would share this lovely New Year’s letter that 14-year-old Judah Leon Magnes wrote to his parents. My Dear Parents, This letter I post in the letter-box of my [...]