Jewish Postcards
in The Magnes Collection
Zoe Lewin & Anna Bella Korbatov
Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (U...
Themes
◈ The Imagined Past: Jews as farmers in Eretz
Yisrael
◈ Jewish Rituals
◈ The Duality of Postcards: a tool of
empowe...
Jews in Jerusalem, c. 1910
Bethlehem, c. 1910
A Peasant of Palestine, c. 1910
Bethlehem Within Walls, c. 1910
Samaritan High Priest and scroll. c. 1910
Nazareth from the East, c. 1910
Jerusalem, Citadel of Zion, c. 1910
Women at the Mill, c. 1910
Mosque of Omar, c. 1910
Gethsemane, c. 1910
Jews at the Wailing Wall, c. 1910
Jerusalem, Jaffa Gate, c. 1910
Reading of the Scripture, c. 1910
Candle Blessing on Sabbath Eve, 1910
Sabbath Termination, 1910
Happy New Year’s Blessing, 1910
Hebrew Sacrifice, 1910
Wedding Ceremony, 1910
Prayer Lesson for Confirmation, 1910
Tabernacle Prayer, 1910
Celebration of the Feast of Lights, 1910
ights
ights
Schopharblasen am Rosch-haschanah (Neujahrfest)
(The Shofar blow on Rosh Hashanah, New Year)
Das Fest Pürim. Vorlesung des Buches Esther in der Synagoge (The
Festival of Purim. The reading of the Book of Esther in t...
Dreyfus a l’Ile du Diable Le Lever, c. 1894
Vell, who (nose)?, c. 20th century
Mein Yingele, pre-1917-1918
Mein Yingele (recto), pre-1917
PopUp Exhibition | Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin on Jewish Postcards
PopUp Exhibition | Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin on Jewish Postcards
PopUp Exhibition | Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin on Jewish Postcards
PopUp Exhibition | Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin on Jewish Postcards
PopUp Exhibition | Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin on Jewish Postcards
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PopUp Exhibition | Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin on Jewish Postcards

In how many ways can a postcard be Jewish? According to Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin, a dynamic team of Undergraduate Research Apprentices working at the Magnes, postcards can be convey a Jewish message in a variety of ways. They can appeal to the sender's or receiver's nostalgia through depictions of famous European synagogues in Prague or in Berlin; they can convey Yiddish folksongs and Chassidic tunes in singable form. Postcards can also evoke a Zionist message centered on the development and modernization of Palestine prior to 1948; and finally they can appeal to spiritual values by showing Jewish rituals in an idealized setting. Though mass-produced and a product of the industrial era, the Jewish postcards in the Magnes Collection generally carry a personal message of belonging and community. The two presenters have been working to make that personal message accessible to an online audience through tools such as Findery and Flickr. Join them as they discuss their work! More at http://www.magnes.org/visit/exhibitions-programs/programs/popup-exhibition-anna-bella-korbatov-and-zoe-lewin-jewish-postca
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Transcripts - PopUp Exhibition | Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin on Jewish Postcards

  • 1. Jewish Postcards in The Magnes Collection Zoe Lewin & Anna Bella Korbatov Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) University of California, Berkeley Fall 2014
  • 2. Themes ◈ The Imagined Past: Jews as farmers in Eretz Yisrael ◈ Jewish Rituals ◈ The Duality of Postcards: a tool of empowerment and propaganda ◈ Yiddish Music
  • 3. Jews in Jerusalem, c. 1910
  • 4. Bethlehem, c. 1910
  • 5. A Peasant of Palestine, c. 1910
  • 6. Bethlehem Within Walls, c. 1910
  • 7. Samaritan High Priest and scroll. c. 1910
  • 8. Nazareth from the East, c. 1910
  • 9. Jerusalem, Citadel of Zion, c. 1910
  • 10. Women at the Mill, c. 1910
  • 11. Mosque of Omar, c. 1910
  • 12. Gethsemane, c. 1910
  • 13. Jews at the Wailing Wall, c. 1910
  • 14. Jerusalem, Jaffa Gate, c. 1910
  • 15. Reading of the Scripture, c. 1910
  • 16. Candle Blessing on Sabbath Eve, 1910
  • 17. Sabbath Termination, 1910
  • 18. Happy New Year’s Blessing, 1910
  • 19. Hebrew Sacrifice, 1910
  • 20. Wedding Ceremony, 1910
  • 21. Prayer Lesson for Confirmation, 1910
  • 22. Tabernacle Prayer, 1910
  • 23. Celebration of the Feast of Lights, 1910 ights
  • 24. ights
  • 25. Schopharblasen am Rosch-haschanah (Neujahrfest) (The Shofar blow on Rosh Hashanah, New Year)
  • 26. Das Fest Pürim. Vorlesung des Buches Esther in der Synagoge (The Festival of Purim. The reading of the Book of Esther in the synagogue)
  • 27. Dreyfus a l’Ile du Diable Le Lever, c. 1894
  • 28. Vell, who (nose)?, c. 20th century
  • 29. Mein Yingele, pre-1917-1918
  • 30. Mein Yingele (recto), pre-1917