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The purpose of the Miriam Catalog and Repository is to document the culture of North American Jews. North American Jewish Culture (NAJC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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President NAJC: Alan Bailin, PhD, MLS
Professor of Library Services, Hofstra University
Treasurer: Ari Fridkis, MA, MSW
Rabbi, Temple of Universal Judaism
Secretary: Martha Kreisel, MA, MAH
Retired Associate Professor of Library Services, Hofstra University
Collection Director: Ann Grafstein, PhD, MLIS
Professor of Library Services, Hofstra University

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  • Piercy, Marge (Poetry Foundation. Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)
    A poem by the Jewish American writer Marge Piercy, on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah. Click on the link above to access.
  • Chabad.org (Chabad.org, 2019)
    This article describes the meaning and observance of Rosh Hashana from an Orthodox perspective. The article notes that Rosh Hashana means "Head of the Year": "Just like the head controls the body, our actions on Rosh ...
  • My Jewish Learning (My Jewish Learning, 2019)
    This article provides a basic description of Rosh Hashanah. Commonly known as the "Jewish New Year," the holiday commemorates the creation of the world believed to have occurred over 5,000 years ago. Unlike the New Year ...
  • Cohen, Leonard (YouTube, 2006-08-29)
    Based on the prayer “U’Netaneh Tokef,” recited at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Leonard Cohen created the poem and song "Who By Fire." In this performance he is accompanied by the great saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Click ...
  • Lumet, Sidney (Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1957)
    One of Sidney Lumet's most critically-acclaimed films, 12 Angry Men is about twelve members of a jury who are deciding the guilt or innocence of a defendant. A guilty verdict would result in a death sentence. Eleven jurors ...

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