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1921: The Roosters and the Fox

Chaim Nachman Bialik: The Roosters and the Fox; Omanut Press, ca. 1921 (source)

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1793: In Saddam Hussein’s Basement

Title page of a volume from a multi-volume Talmud set published in Vienna in 1793 by Yozef Hroshontsḳi and recovered from the flooded basement of the Mukhabarat, Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, in 2003. Tens of thousands of Jewish documents were … Continue reading

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1938: Einstein on the Bridge

Born in Lithuania,  Ben Shahn learned fresco painting as an assistant to Diego Rivera in the 1930s. As one of the artists commissioned for the New Deal Arts Project’s national mural program, Shahn created murals across the country that emphasized … Continue reading

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