Celebrating Love & Wine

Celebrating Love & Wine

by Madison Lehrhaupt, Summer Intern This past weekend marked the minor Jewish holiday Tu B’av. For modern day observers, Tu B’av is the celebration of love. However, in Ancient Israel, the holiday traditionally marked the beginning of the grape harvest. Young, eligible girls donning white dresses danced beautifully throughout the vineyards, celebrating this joyous occasion. […]

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Oral Histories: Stories Old and New

Oral Histories: Stories Old and New

by Hannah Gottlieb, Summer Intern If you have visited the Museum at Eldridge Street you can attest to the fact that our building has become the “odd-one-out” in the neighborhood, as it is nestled among storefronts with advertisements written in Chinese and a Buddhist pagoda two doors down. Our visitors aren’t alone in this observation—Hanna Griff-Sleven’s […]

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Man Crush Monday: Eldridge Street Edition

Man Crush Monday: Eldridge Street Edition

by Emma Friedlander, Museum at Eldridge Street summer intern Finding love is hard these days. We all know the complaints of contemporary dating: too many options, too many jerks, too many late nights trudging by yourself to the local bodega because after that disappointing first date you are SO HUNGRY. Why is it so impossible […]

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Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs: In Conversation with Inna Barmash

Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs: In Conversation with Inna Barmash

By Emma Friedlander This Sunday, June 21, chanteuse Inna Barmash will be presenting “Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs,” a concert at the Museum at Eldridge Street. I recently spoke with Inna regarding the inspiration behind this repertoire, the community’s reaction to klezmer music, and the universality of these songs. Your latest project explores Yiddish lullabies […]

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