Deborah Rubin Fields

Deborah Rubin Fields is a features writer living in Israel. She is author of the tri-language (English, Hebrew and Arabic) health text Take a Peek Inside: A Child’s Guide to Radiology Exams. 

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New Year Postcard

Propelled into the New Year

by Deborah Rubin Fields

Early in the 20th century, Jewish New Year card manufacturers began embellishing their cards with airplanes. They did so for three interrelated reasons: to call attention to the thrilling, modern invention of the airplane, to draw an analogy between the New Year and this new means of travel, and to use the airplane to highlight the changing status of women.

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