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June 3, 2020

The Nine Jobs of Barney May

Baruch May was the son of a Bavarian farmer and cattle dealer. His first job was bringing lunch and beer to the field hands, who worked several miles from town. His second job was working in the fields. His third job was peddling trinkets through Quebec and Ontario.

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April 8, 2020

Annie Jacobs Davis: “The Mother of Montefiore Hospital”

Annie Jacobs Davis dedicated her life to helping those in need and contributing to the future of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

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March 25, 2020

Help, Heartbreak, and Hope from a Century Ago

For the past two weeks, the Rauh Jewish Archives has been collecting documentation of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Jewish organizations in the region—emails, press releases, announcements, and stories. Thanks to these efforts, future historians should have a much richer picture of our moment than we have about the community response to a global health crisis from a century ago: the Influenza Pandemic of 1918.

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