Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Jewish project - a brief update

Work is still progressing on our Jewish project. Material within the collections has been identified and photographs and captions for the exhibition are due to be finalised within the next few weeks. The success of our current World War Two Exhibition Wardens, Welfare & Victory: The Unbroken Spirit of the Hull Blitz. has spurred us on. We are using the same graphic designer, Ian, and hope to present the information in a similar way.

The work on the oral histories is almost complete with only 2 interviews left to transcribe. Our team of dedicated volunteers have worked very hard to produce accurate transcriptions and have learnt a lot of fascinating facts along the way.

Elspeth has been researching the theme of Jewish culture and leisure. She has recently been able to help her daughter do some RE homework, designing a Jewish menu, as a result of her research into the Jewish diet.


Hull Jewish Community enjoying food together (Ref C DJC/4/2/24)
Another fascinating aspect of the Jewish culture that Elspeth has learnt more about is the whole concept of the Mikvah (occasionally spelt mikveh); a Jewish ritual immersion bath. We will look at what a mikvah is, and the history of the mikvah in Hull in a future blog so watch this space.

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