Jewish Immigration to America

The Search for Leaven – The Way It Should Be!

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Title

The Search for Leaven – The Way It Should Be!

Date

April 18, 1924

Subject

Immigration Restriction
Press, Yiddish

Description

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.”

Creator

Zuni Maud
Der groyser kundes

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Format

JPEG

Language

Yiddish

Type

Cartoon

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Citation

Zuni Maud and Der groyser kundes, “The Search for Leaven – The Way It Should Be!,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 21, 2021, https://immigrationusa.yivo.org/items/show/6367.
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