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A French Flourless Cake to Bring Comfort & Joy

A French Flourless Cake to Bring Comfort & Joy

This post was written by Museum intern Lila Norris. At a time when it feels as though everything we were looking forward to has been canceled, it can be difficult to remember that life does in fact go on. Spring is still springing outside our windows  and holidays will still take place even if gatherings […]

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“Avoid getting wet”: how historic NYC dealt with disease

“Avoid getting wet”: how historic NYC dealt with disease

This post was written by Museum intern Lila Norris. As the novel Coronavirus continues to spread around the world, daily life in New York City has been completely upended. Businesses, bars, restaurants, schools and museums have been forced to close their doors. Although these feel like entirely unprecedented times, the city has experienced public health […]

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The Wild, Weird History of a 50th Anniversary

The Wild, Weird History of a 50th Anniversary

  This blog post was written by Museum intern Lila Norris. Tomorrow marks a very curious anniversary in Eldridge Street history. Eighty-five years ago, on December 28th, 1934, the Eldridge Street congregants held a big bash for the 50th anniversary of the synagogue. Except it wasn’t exactly the 50th anniversary. And arguably, the story of […]

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On this day: bad press for “our down-town brethren”

On this day: bad press for “our down-town brethren”

This post was written by Museum intern Lila Norris. As you may have read, last week on September 4th marked the anniversary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue opening its doors, but this week marks another related anniversary regarding press that followed that opening. On September 11th, 1887 the Reform-based publication The American Isrealite, published in […]

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