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Jay M. Eidelman

Jay M. Eidelman received his Ph.D. from Yale University and taught at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Currently he is Museum Historian at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City, where he is working on a major special exhibition focusing on Jews in military service during World War II scheduled to open in 2003. Dr. Eidelman’s past exhibitions include France Divided: Impassioned Responses to the Dreyfus Scandal and Yiddish on Stage: Posters and Artifacts from the World of Yiddish Theater. He is the author of “Be Holy for I am Holy: Food, Politics, and the Teaching of Judaism” in the Journal of Ritual Studies and “Radically Right: The Jewish Press of Brooklyn” in The Jews of Brooklyn: Culture and Community, published by the University Press of New England.

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