Jewish people and their customs

 

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Jewish people and their customs and traditions


These postcards were illustrated with photos of Jews from around the world (Yemen, Algeria and other of Islamic lands, Poland, Greece and other countries) dressed in their colorful contemporary dress. You can see the Jewish quarters and the daily life of Jewish people. These postcards were then widely distributed, providing European and American Jews with various aspects of Jewish culture and history (contemporary dress, household interiors, family rituals, religious celebrations and special customs)

You can see a free collection of about 140 postcards that supply a historical view of Jewish daily life, contemporary dress, household interiors, family rituals, religious celebrations and special customs, both religious and secular mainly from late 19th to an early 20th-century.


Please send us any available pictures of Jewish customs and life related postcards to add to our collection. We plan create online picture gallery from all available pictures.

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Pictures of Jewish Pogroms in Russian Empire before 1917 and Pogroms in Russia in 1917 - 1920

  • Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Russia
  • Pictures of Jewish Pogroms in Russia 1900 - 1917
  • Pictures of Jewish Pogroms - Russia 1918 - 1920
  • Jewish Customs In Russia in XIX century (19th century)
    Pictures of Jews and their customs - Russia 19th century
  • Jewish Customs In Russia 1900 - 1917
    Pictures of Jewish Artisans in Russia 1910 - 1926
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Russia before 1917
  • Pictures of Jewish people and their customs in USSR 1918 - 1990
  • Pictures of Jewish people and their customs in Russia after 1990

    Jews in Western Europe

  • Jewish Customs In England.
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - England.
  • Jewish Customs In Spain.
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Spain.


    Jews in Eastern Europe

    Ashkenazi Jews (Ashkenazic Jews)
  • Jewish Customs In Poland
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Poland before 1917
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Poland after 1917
    Pictures of Jewish Artisans in Poland
  • Jewish Customs In Austro-Hungarian Empire.
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • Jewish Customs In Greece
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Salonika, Thessaloniki Salonique
    Pictures of Karaim Jews and their customs - Russia

    Jews in South America

  • Jewish Customs In Argentina
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Argentina

    Jewish people in Asia

  • Jewish Customs In Syria [Mizrahi Jews or Mizrahim]
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Syria
  • Jewish Customs In India [Bene Israel; Bne’ Israel]
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - India
  • Jewish Customs In Yemen [Mizrahi Jews or Mizrahim]
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Yemen
  • Jewish Customs In Turkey [Sphardy Sephardi Jews]
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Turkey
  • Jewish Customs In Palestine
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Palestine

    Jewish people in north Africa (Sephardic Jews; Jewish Customs Sefardim; Sphardy; Sephardi;)

  • Jewish Customs In Tunis
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Tunis
  • Jewish Customs In Algeria in 1910
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Algeria
  • Jewish Customs In Morocco around 1900
    Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Morocco
    Jewish people
    1. Jewish Stereotypes
      Pictures of Jewish people and their customs - Jewish Stereotypes
    2. Beautiful Jewish Women
      Pictures of Jewish people - beautiful Jewish Women
    3. Pictures of Rabbis
      Pictures of Rabbis


    Bibliography:
  • Jeffrey Shandler,"Szcuzucyn: A Shtetl Through a Photographer's Eye," in Lives Remembered, ed. Louis Levine (2002),
  • John Klier,"What Exactly Was a Shtetl?" The Shtetl: Image and Reality, ed. Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov (2000),
  • Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett,"Imagining Europe : The Popular Arts of Jewish Ethnography," in Divergent Jewish Cultures, ed. Deborah Dash Moore and S. Ilan Troen (2001),
  • Marek Web,"Introduction," Poyln: Jewish Life in the Old Country, Alter Kacyzne (1999),
  • Jeffrey Shandler,"’The Time of Vishniac: Photographs of Pre-War East European Jewry in Post-War Contexts," Polin: Studies in Jewish History
  • Paul Mendes-Flohr,"The Berlin Jew as Cosmopolitan," in Berlin Metropolis: Jews and the New Culture 1890-1918, ed. Emily Bilski (1999),
  • Image before my eyes : a photographic history of Jewish life in Poland, 1864-1939 Dobroszycki, Lucjan, 1977
    A Jewish photographer Maksymilian Fajans (1827 – 1890) established one of the first photography studios in Warsaw.
    Other names of Jewish photographers:
  • Michal Greim – taken photos of Jews as early as 1860. In 1890s he had about 200 photographs of life in Podolia and Volhynia
  • M. Nippelbaum,
  • Samuel Weissenberg (1867 – 1928)
  • Matthias Bersohn (1823 – 1908)
  • Majer Balaban (1877 – 1942)
  • Alter Kacyzne (May 31, 1885 in Vilnius, Russian Empire (now Lithuania) – July 7, 1941 in Ternopil, Ukraine (at the time occupied by Germany)) was a Jewish (Yiddish) writer, poet, and photographer. He traveled throughout Poland after World War I, chronicling Jewish life. See book: "Poyln – Jewish life in the old country"


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