Jewish Immigration to America

The Search for Leaven – The Way It Should Be!

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The Search for Leaven – The Way It Should Be!


April 18, 1924


Immigration Restriction
Press, Yiddish


Referencing the first ritual of Passover ,in which the last remaining bread is gathered and burned, Uncle Sam is shown holding the Passover Haggadah and saying the Biyur-khomets, the prayer over the burning of the last bits of bread. Burning in the pyre are “corrupt politics,” “oil swindle,” “high taxes,” and “bribery scams.” His wife, Aunt Sam, holds more fodder for the fire, among them “hard-heartedness,” “Ku Klux Klanism,” “Anti-immigration laws,” and “Fordism” (a reference to the virulently antisemitic Henry Ford). She says, “Nu, Sammy, burn this stuff with the rest of the leavened bread so we can have a kosher Passover.”


Zuni Maud
Der groyser kundes


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