On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Remembering Persecuted Jews

  In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, the day was established to commemorate victims of the Nazis and to raise awareness, thereby preventing future genocide. Drawing from the Universal Declaration […]

Objects Tell Stories: Hanukkah Lamps in the Jewish Museum Collection

Karim Rashid, Menoramorph, New York, United States, 2005, Silicone and stainless steel. The Jewish Museum, New York Jewish Museum Centennial Commission; Purchase: Tobe Pascher Workshop Commission Program Fund, 2006-10

  Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins at sundown on December 24. Families all over the world will celebrate by singing traditional songs and enjoying sizzling latkes beside glowing candlelight. Every winter, Hanukkah commemorates the bravery of the Ancient Israelites who defeated their oppressors during the Maccabean Revolt. Candles are lit on the eight […]