Wednesday, March 04, 2009


I had the pleasure (and honor) of a "guided tour" by the director of the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People( ). Convinced me that I should have been taught in high school to keep good records. The only direction on the subject that I remember was on the importance of lab notebooks. In the corridor are displays of facsimiles of minutes of community meetings from Morocco to Ireland, plus other registers and ledgers, but the importance of the archives is in the catalogued collection of records that mention Jews: copies of a letter, in Yiddish, to the Czar kept in the archives of Czar Nicholai I's secret police; a report from Barcelona, in Latin, signed in Hebrew; private documents and public from wherever anyone can find anything.

The organization would particularly like letters, or copies of letters, from Europe before World War II.

Copyright 2009 Jane S. fox


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Tiffany Lampshade

I've heard it called "the mushroom," but it looks more like a tiffany lampshade above a huge kiosk.

The name of the little restaurant on the corner of Haari and Aza, opposite Binyamin Mitudela, appears, AFAIK, only on the kashrut certificate.

The soups are wonderful. Crepes not special. You can sit as long as you like.

Copyright 2009 Jane S. Fox

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