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Two Cities, One Story: Rooms and Gardens

Presented by Senator John Heinz History Center at Online/Virtual Space

Jul 16 2020
Two Cities, One Story: Rooms and Gardens

“Two Cities, One Story” is an online series where the Rauh Jewish Archives of the Heinz History Center partners with a Jewish archive in another city to tell one story from American Jewish history.

The Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning are a tribute to the many ethnic groups of Pittsburgh. Each group gets a room, decorated in its traditional style. Cleveland has something similar: the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Each nationality gets a garden, planted with appropriate species.

Both of these institutions run headfirst into one of the biggest questions of Jewish history. Are the Jewish people a “nationality,” a “culture,” a “religion,” and “ethnicity,” or

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