Issachar Ber Ryback (1897-1935) was born in Elisavetpol, Ukraine, and studied at Kiev Academy. He exhibited for the first time in 1915 at the Kiev Spring Exhibition.

A watercolor painted by a Chicago artist known for his politically engaged work.

Morris Topchevsky (1899-1947) was born in Bialystok, Poland, where four of his siblings perished in the pogroms of 1905.

This color lithograph, adapted from a 1954 gouache by Chagall, was executed under his supervision by Charles Sorlier.

Half length, frontal image of a rabbi behind a lectern, holding book. Style of figure and background somewhat cubist in inspiration.

The subject of this portrait was the first Jew to graduate from Yale University.

Sigmund Waterman (1819-1899) was born in Bruck near Erlangen, in Bavaria, Germany. He studied in the University of Erlangen before emigrating in 1840 to America, where he settled in New Haven.

High relief image of the head of an aged, bearded man. A prayer shawl covers the top of his head. The cast is painted brown to imitate bronze.

A pidyon haben, or "redemption of the firstborn son," is a ceremony in which the father of a firstborn male gives a kohen (a priest descended from Aaron) five silver coins thirty days after the bab

Edition 5/20. One of five woodcuts by the Polish-born artist Jakob Steinhardt (1887-1968) illustrating the history of the Hebrew alphabet.

William Auerbach-Levy was born William Auerbach in Brest-Litovsk, Russia in 1889. His family moved to the United States when Auerbach was about five years old, and adopted the name Levy.

Finely rendered interior view of Altneu Synagogue, Prague. At center in the foreground is a small figure of a reading man. Signed "C.J."