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Jews -- Dietary laws

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Lopez Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-11
Abstract

Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) was a member of the Converso (converted) community of Portugal. In order to freely practice Judaism, he and his family left Portugal and relocated to British North America, settling in Newport, Rhode Island and later, Massachusetts. He began a successful mercantile business and eventually became a key supplier of the American revolutionary forces.

The collection contains numerous shipping records along with correspondence and accounts with merchants, mercantile families, and firms including Henry Lloyd of Boston, Henry Cruger of Bristol, George Hayley of London, William Stead of Sheffield and New Bedford whaler Joseph Rotch. The collection contains manifests, mercantile accounts, notations, correspondence and inventories of estates for several of the children of Aaron Lopez.

Dates: 1752-1994, 1846, 1852, 1953

B. Manischewitz Company Records

 Collection — Consolidated Box I5, Folder: Collection I-283
Identifier: I-283
Abstract

This collection contains pamphlets, printed materials and photos concerning the activities of the Kosher food manufacturing company founded by Rabbi Dov Ber Manischewitz in Cincinnati in 1888. Includes product information and recipes for holiday meals, as well as copies of presentations at a 1956 symposium on "Jewish Life as Reflected in Jewish Foods.".

Dates: 1947-1992

Horowitz-Margareten family collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-714
Abstract

The bulk of the collection documenting the family association originating from the matzoh empire consists of family journals covering the years 1921-1929, 1945-1993. Additional material includes family directories from 1992 and 1994, reunion and dance journals from 1947 and 1994, an eulogy for John Margareten and memorial articles on Dora Spiegel, and a newspaper clipping concerning a dispute between the Horowitz and Margareten partners.

Dates: undated, 1921-1994

International Kosher Foods and Jewish Life Expo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-324
Abstract

This collection contains promotional material surrounding the Expo, the first kosher food show of its kind. Consists of pre-Expo literature through December 1990, material from the first to the fifth Expo from 1987 to 1989, International Jewish Festivals for 1989 and 1990, and the Kosherfest 1990. Material consists of articles, brochures, flyers and posters.

Dates: undated, 1987-1990

Jacob Joseph collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P10, Folder: P-350
Identifier: P-350
Abstract

Contains three printed items pertaining to Rabbi Jacob Joseph: 1) a proclamation in Hebrew urging American Jews to join in the celebration of the centennial of George Washington's inauguration, and a prayer for the leaders of the country (1889); 2) an address in English pertaining to the need to observe the laws of kashruth (undated); 3) a photocopy of a broadside opposing taxes on kosher meat imposed by Rabbi Jacob Joseph (1889).

Dates: undated, 1889

Marketing Surveys Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-209
Abstract

This collection contains 3 marketing research studies: a) the attitude of kosher butchers in Chicago, Detroit, Miami and New York regarding the price, quality and brand of chicken they use; b) a study concerning the American public's awareness and purchase of Israeli consumer products; c) a study of Soviet Jewish immigrants in the United States between 1972 and 1980.

Dates: 1980-1981

National Jewish Welfare Board, Army-Navy Division records

 Collection
Identifier: I-180
Abstract

The collection consists mainly of minutes, surveys, reports, photographs, and correspondence of both JWB personnel and U.S. military chaplains, directed toward or concerned with the Jewish men in the Armed Forces.

The material in this collection covers such topics as: holiday arrangements (primarily the High Holy Days and Passover), food needs, religious services, furloughs, prayerbooks; budgeting and staffing; registration and marking of Jewish graves; anti-Semitism in the military; the general problems of Kashruth; communication between the men and their families; and general recreation and entertainment.

Dates: undated, 1917-1955, 1969, 1974

Solomon Elhanan Jaffe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-433
Abstract

This collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence related to Jewish dietary laws, sermons, Passover, and various personal matters.

Dates: circa 1912-1922

Subject files collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-424
Abstract

Collection encompasses an extensive variety of organizations, subjects, and formats and is most useful for genealogists and researchers interested in general information. Researchers looking for a particular publication will also find this collection helpful.

Dates: undated, various dates

Susan Fleischer Breitburg Research Notes

 Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-812
Identifier: P-812
Abstract

Collection contains copies of articles, correspondence, photographs, and handwritten notes that formed the background material for Ms. Fleischer's article "My Grandfather's Butcher Shop," which appeared in Newsday on June 28, 1998. Ruben Fleischer opened the first kosher butcher shop on Long Island in 1925.

Dates: 1998

Tobias Geffen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-516
Abstract

Contains the surviving papers of Rabbi Tobias Geffen who served as a rabbi in New York City (1904-1907), Canton, Ohio (1907-1910), and Atlanta, Georgia (1910-1970). Includes extensive correspondence with members of his family, autobiographies in Yiddish and English (several versions) and other material relating to his personal life.

Dates: undated, 1884-1985

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-66
Abstract

Collection documents the activities and missions of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA), primarily during the presidencies of William Weiss (1933-1942), Samuel Nirenstein (1942-1948), Moses Feuerstein (1954-1965), and Rabbi Pinchas Stolper’s tenure as Executive Vice President (1976-1994).

Founded in 1898, the UOJCA, also known as the Orthodox Union, serves as the leader, organizer, and voice of affiliated Orthodox Jewish congregations in North America. Divisions of the UOJCA reflected most prominently in the collection include the National Conference of Synagogue Youth, the Women’s Branch, the Kashruth Division, the Department of Synagogue Services, the Israel Center, as well as regional branches.

Subjects addressed in the collection include Sabbath and high holiday observance, dietary laws, Baal Teshuva, slaughterhouse legislation, funeral standards, education, and synagogue management and outreach. Materials include correspondence, minutes, clippings, speeches, UOJCA publications, financial documents, and a few photographs.

Dates: 1911-1915, 1925-1997; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1992