AJE Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus on November 25, 2014


Presenting the latest installment of our blog feature: AJE Around the Web. In these posts, we curate for you some of the best items we’ve discovered lately that address American Jewish Experience.

  • Thanks to The Forward for this list of 51 facts re: Jewish New York–many of which may be as new to you as they are to me.
  • From JTA: “The U.S. National Archives has opened to researchers post-World War II visa application records from the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai.” In Shanghai at that time were a number of Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe who subsequently immigrated to the United States.
  • Another Jewish refugee from that era–known to us as Mike Nichols–passed away last week. Jewish Journal recounts the life story of the famous director.
  • “Trendy, Hasidic and fashion aren’t words you typically hear together, but MIMU MAXI co-owners and designers Mimi Hecht and Mushky Notik are here to change that. Sisters-in-law, rabbi wives and business partners, they created MIMU MAXI, a clothing company dedicated to creating high end, modest fashion, bringing together religions and cultures that promote women’s modest clothing in NYC.” On yesterday’s Brian Lehrer Show.
  • At the Jewish Museum through January: “From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952.”  As the museum notes, “This exhibition offers a revealing parallel view of two key Abstract Expressionists. Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, a woman and an African American, each experimented with approaches that joined abstraction and cultural specificity. Their work similarly brims with gesture, image, and incident, yet was often overlooked by critics in their time.”
  • And last, but by no means least: My Jewish Learning’s The Nosher helps make some Thanksgiving wine selections. Enjoy the holiday!