Guide to the Papers of Arthur Ocean Waskow
1948-2009

P-152

Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar with the assistance of Anya Quilitzsch

American Jewish Historical Society

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Yakov Illich Sklar in June 2009. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Waskow, Arthur Ocean, 1933-
Title: Arthur Waskow Papers
Dates:1948-2009
Dates:bulk 1967-2004
Abstract: The Arthur Waskow Papers documents professional activities and to a smaller extent the personal life of Arthur Waskow, Rabbi, activist, and teacher. The collection includes printed materials such as brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, a small number of financial documents, photographs, and writings, belonging to the pen of Arthur Waskow as well as other authors. Materials comprising the collection reflect various aspects of Arthur Waskow’s personal and professional life, teaching, involvement with the Human and Civil Rights movements, and the Peace Process in the Middle East. The bulk of the materials consists of correspondence and printed materials which are spread throughout the collection.
Languages: The collection is in English with some Yiddish and Hebrew.
Quantity: 23 linear feet.
Identification: P-152
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Arthur Ocean Waskow, rabbi, political activist, and teacher was born on October 12, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland.

He received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1954 and an M.A. (1956) and PhD. (1963) in US history from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

From 1959 to 1961, he worked as assistant to Robert Katenmeier, a Congressman from Wisconsin.

Together with Richard Barnet and Marcus Raskin, Arthur Waskow helped found the Institute for Policy Studies in 1963. For the next 14 years, he served as Resident Fellow.

From 1963 to the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 Arthur Waskow was a very active opponent to the war.

Beginning in 1963 Arthur Waskow was arrested a number of times for sit-ins and protests against racial discrimination, South African Apartheid, the Vietnam War, among others.

Since 1969, Arthur Waskow has been involved with the Jewish Renewal Movement; movement with the goal of reviving and adapting the old tradition to modern day needs. In the same year he wrote a new version of Haggadah that he used for the first Freedom Seder in 1969.

In 1982, Arthur Waskow founded the Shalom Center, a progressive and liberal organization focusing on ecology reflected through the mirror of Judaism, civil rights movement, interfaith relations, Middle East Peace process, lesbian and gay rights, and the rights of immigrants.

Between 1982 and 1989, Arthur Waskow was a faculty member at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and taught courses on modern day theology and practical rabbinics. He also taught at other educational institutions, such as Vassar College, Temple University, Swarthmore College, and Drew University.

In 1993 Arthur Waskow co-founded the ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Since then ALEPH has become one of the most influential and respected organizations in the Jewish Renewal Movement.

Moreover, Arthur Waskow is a prolific writer, who has written numerous articles and essays as well as larger scale works, most notably Godwrestling (1978), Seasons of Our Joy (1982), Down-to-Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex, and the Rest of Life (1995), and Godwrestling — Round 2: Ancient Wisdom, Future Paths (1996).

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Scope and Content Note

The Arthur Waskow Papers documents professional activities and to a smaller extent the personal life of Arthur Waskow, Rabbi, activist, and teacher.

The collection includes printed materials such as brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, a small number of financial documents, photographs, and writings, belonging to the pen of Arthur Waskow as well as other authors.

Materials comprising the collection reflect various aspects of Arthur Waskow’s personal and professional life, teaching, involvement with the Human and Civil Rights movements, and the Peace Process in the Middle East.

The bulk of the materials consists of correspondence and printed materials which are spread throughout the collection.

Included here is correspondence with Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, spiritual and academic institutions that covers a wide variety of topics, such as interfaith relations, Middle East, Israel and peace movement, Israel and Diaspora, anti-war movement, civil rights, and ecology.

Additionally, there is correspondence regarding Shalom Center and its various projects, and correspondence concerning many conferences and events.

Correspondence with organizations is supplemented by lists, minutes, financial documents and printed materials, such as press releases, newsletters, and educational materials.

One of the most well represented organizations in the collection is the Shalom Center (founded by Arthur Waskow) and ALEPH (co-founded by Arthur Waskow).

Materials pertaining to the Shalom Center and ALEPH include correspondence, printed materials, lists, and some financial documents such as bills and receipts. There are very few additional financial or legal documents that would shed light on the financial and legal aspects of either Shalom Center or ALEPH.

Educational materials consist of curriculum, list of students and classes offered, and printed materials.

There is no membership information and very few documents related to the community and outreach programs conducted by both Shalom Center and ALEPH.

Materials dealing with the Shalom Center and ALEPH cover topics such as educational programs and promoting of Judaism and interfaith relations but are extremely fragmentary.

Printed materials that constitute another large portion of the collection consist of published materials by Arthur Waskow and other authors.

Included here are clippings, articles, magazines, scholarly journals, flyers, brochures and materials pertaining to a number of conferences and gatherings that Arthur Waskow participated in.

There is an abundance of manuscripts, both by Arthur Waskow and other authors that deal primarily with topics such as Jewish Revival, Jewish education, Jewish self-awareness, spirituality, and Torah.

Most of the manuscripts are complete drafts without corrections or annotation, and are not much different from the published versions.

Whereas Waskow’s manuscripts are drafts of his large scale works the works of other authors are predominantly short articles and essays collected by Arthur Waskow for publications run by the Shalom Center/ALEPH.

Surprisingly, a number of Arthur Waskow’s major works, such as Down-to-Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex, the Rest of Life and Godwrestling are missing altogether.

In addition to the manuscripts of Waskow’s published works, there is a small amount of unpublished manuscripts.

Arthur Waskow’s involvement with liberal Judaism is well documented by materials pertaining to the publication and use of Waskow’s The Freedom Seder:A New Haggadah for Passover, including several drafts of the Haggadah text, materials relating to "Freedom Seders" held in 1969 and 1970 in which Waskow participated, correspondence expressing reactions to the work, book reviews and news clippings, correspondence regarding promotion of the published Haggadah, and orders for the Haggadah.

Additionally there are materials dealing with the 40th Anniversary of the Freedom Seder.

Other materials in the collection include a small amount of personal materials, mostly correspondence with family members, materials dealing with Arthur Waskow’s resistance to paying taxes, court documents, photographs and materials pertaining to Arthur Waskow’s education.

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Arrangement

The collection consists of three parts, the original collection and and Addenda 1, Addenda 2, and Addenda 3

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact: American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, N.Y., 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Arthur Waskow Papers; P-152; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Access Points

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Container List

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Series I: Correspondence, 1962-1980

This series is in English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series I: Correspondence includes correspondence with organizations and individuals and covers a wide variety of topics. Included here is correspondence on interfaith relations, Middle East, Israel and peace movement. Also included here is correspondence with publishers and colleagues regarding Arthur Waskow’s writings.

Additional correspondence and related materials regarding Arthur Waskow’s publications can be found in Series V: Writings.

More correspondence dealing with such topics as interfaith relations, Israel and the peace movement are found in the Series III: Organizations.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 5American Friends Committee 1973-1977request_box
11 8 Berrigan, Dan 1973-1975request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
116Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East1972-1973request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
131Consortium Peace Research and Education1972-1975request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1010Generalundatedrequest_box
105General1969-1970request_box
106General1971-1972request_box
107General1973-1974request_box
108General1975-1976request_box
109General1977request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
75Jewish speaking engagements1970-1971request_box
  

includes manuscript

 
76Jewish speaking engagements 1972-1973request_box
77Jewish speaking engagements1974request_box
78Jewish speaking engagements1975-1977request_box
79Jewish speaking engagements undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
101Jewish writings1977request_box
102Jewish writings1978request_box
103Jewish writingsundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
514Jubilee Committee 1972-1973request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
111Liberation, Israel and Palestine 1970-1972request_box
112Liberation, Israel and Palestine1970-1972request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
137Leftists1966-1968request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
141Leftists 1969-1972request_box
142Leftists 1972-1973request_box
143Leftists1974-1976request_box
144Leftistsundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
104Menorah1978-1980request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
127Middle East undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
119Middle East1970-1971request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
121Middle East1972-1973request_box
122Middle East1974request_box
123Middle East1974request_box
124Middle East1975request_box
125Middle East1976request_box
126Middle East1977request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
117The New York Times1973request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
134Non-Jewish writings 1966-1972request_box
135Non-Jewish writings 1973-1977request_box
136Non-Jewish engagements 1967-1976request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
113Open letter to Nixon and McGovern1972request_box
114Open letter to Nixon and McGovern1972request_box
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128Peace Research Institute 1962-1974request_box
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Series II: Legal Cases, 1967-1977

This series is in English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series II: Legal Cases includes legal materials pertaining to a number of court cases that involved Arthur Waskow as well as some other cases that Arthur Waskow was interested in.

Materials relevant to Arthur Waskow pertain to his resistance to pay taxes. Included here are official documents, court procedures, correspondence, and printed materials.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17Federal income tax payments resistance 1967-1973request_box
19Freedom of Information Act1975-1977request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22Hobson, Julius vs. Wilson, Jerry V. 1977request_box
21People Against Racism vs. Laird, Melvin S. 1975-1976request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18Phone tax payment resistance 1968-1975request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23Various 1971-1977request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
110Washington Mobilization Committee vs. Wilson, Jerry V. 1974, 1976request_box
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Series III: Organizations, 1967-1985

This series is in English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series III: Organizations includes a variety of materials dealing with organizations that Arthur Waskow was involved with. The larger portion the series consists of correspondence with materials such as lists, minutes, financial documents, and printed materials constituting a much smaller portion of the series.

MMaterials collected in this series cover topics such as Israel and its relations with the Diaspora, anti-war and the civil rights movements, ecology, and the Middle East. Also included here are materials pertaining to an article about Arthur Waskow published by Commentary magazine, which prompted an extremely negative reaction from Arthur Waskow.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
38Breira 1974-1977request_box
39Breira undatedrequest_box
310Clergy and Laity Concerned 1973-1976request_box
311Commentary, dispute1971request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41Commentary, dispute1971request_box
42Commentary, dispute1971request_box
43Elul Project 1975request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
57The Farbrangen, articles 1973request_box
52The Farbrangen, Cheder 1973-1980request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
44The Farbrangen, General Agus, Robert E. 1973-1975request_box
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51The Farbrangen, Kesher 1974request_box
55The Farbrangen, Lehrhaus Project 1977-1979request_box
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48The Farbrangen, minutes1972-1976, 1980, 1983request_box
49The Farbrangen, newsletters 1971-1976request_box
410The Farbrangen, newsletters 1977-1984request_box
45The Farbrangen, notes, correspondence undatedrequest_box
46The Farbrangen, notes, correspondence 1971-1976, 1984request_box
47The Farbrangen, program material 1972-1979request_box
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54The Farbrangen, Radalism and Farbrengen” Fingerhood, Edward 1971request_box
56The Farbrangen, Tzedakah Collective 1975-1980, 1983request_box
53The Farbrangen, work camp 1971-1972request_box
58Fellowship of Reconciliation 1970-1976request_box
59Festival of Life 1972-1973request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
33Institute for Policy Studies, articles, proposals 1975-1976request_box
31Institute for Policy Studies, Buber Symposium 1974-1976request_box
35Institute for Policy Studies, clippings 1967-1968request_box
32Institute for Policy Studies, Encyclopedia Project 1972-1975request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28Institute for Policy Studies, financial difficulties, unionization struggle 1976-1977request_box
24Institute for Policy Studies, general undatedrequest_box
26Institute for Policy Studies, government disputes 1971-1976request_box
27Institute for Policy Studies, Kovacs, Mal 1972-1975request_box
210Institute for Policy Studies, memos 1967-1976request_box
29Institute for Policy Studies, Public Resource Center 1977request_box
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34Institute for Policy Studies Memos, Correspondence 1975-1977request_box
35Institute for Policy Studies, Middle East, Israel 1970-1977request_box
36Institute for Policy Studies, religion 1974-1976request_box
37Institute for Policy Studies, proposal, Waskow, A. undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
510Jewish Catalog 1971-1975request_box
511Jewish Peace Fellowship 1964, 1970-1980, 1985request_box
513Jews for Urban Justice 1969-1975request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65Kibbutz Micah, clippings 1971-1972request_box
66Kibbutz Micah, documents 1969-1970request_box
62Kibbutz Micah, Education, proposal undatedrequest_box
61Kibbutz Micah General 1970-1974request_box
63Kibbutz Micah, membership lists undatedrequest_box
68Kibbutz Micah, newsletter 1970-1971request_box
64Kibbutz Micah, newsletters 1972-1973request_box
69Kibbutz Micah, requests 1971-1974request_box
67Kibbutz Micah, Tisha B’Av Fast 1972request_box
610National Jewish Organizing Project 1969-1970request_box
615Tzedek Tzedek, correspondence 1974-1976request_box
611Tzedek Tzedek, general undatedrequest_box
613Tzedek Tzedek, general undatedrequest_box
614Tzedek Tzedek, general 1974-1975request_box
612Tzedek Tzedek, mailing Lists undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
73Tzedek Tzedek, Middle East 1974request_box
71Tzedek Tzedek, newsletter 1975request_box
72Tzedek Tzedek, press releases 1974-1976request_box
74Tzedek Tzedek, retreats 1973-1976request_box
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Series IV: Various, 1962-1980

This series is in English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series IV: Various includes a set of diverse materials dealing with Arthur Waskow and consists of printed and biographical materials.

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15Waskow, Arthur, clippings1968 – 1971request_box
11Waskow, Arthur, professional summaries, bibliography undatedrequest_box
12Waskow, Arthur, sabbatical year 1970request_box
14Wedding pamphletundatedrequest_box
16Donations of Papers to the Archives 1967, 1970–1971request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
512Jewish Views on Energy 1979–1980request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
87Printed materials, Jewish publications 1969–1977request_box
  

includes manuscript

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
132Printed materials, non-Jewish writings1962–1974request_box
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Series V: Writings, 1969-1977

This series is in English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series V: Writings include materials dealing with Arthur Waskow’s writings as well as a manuscript by Alan D. Margoles exploring Arthur Waskow’s involvement with Judaism.

The bulk of the materials in the series consists of manuscripts but also includes supplementary materials such as correspondence and printed materials dealing with Waskow’s writings.

In addition to the manuscripts of Waskow’s published works, there is a small amount of unpublished manuscripts.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13Arthur Waskow’s Judaism 1974request_box
  

Margoles, Alan D.

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
85Before There Was a Before, In the Beginning 1974request_box
81The Bush is Burning 1971request_box
82The Bush is Burning, general materials1971request_box
83The Bush is Burning, correspondence 1970-1977request_box
84The Bush is Burning, reviews 1971request_box
86Godwrestling1977request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
93Jewish writings, correspondence 1969-1970request_box
94Jewish writings 1971-1972request_box
95Jewish writings 1973-1974request_box
96Jewish writings 1975request_box
97Jewish writings 1976request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
88Jewish writings, unpublished1970request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
91Jewish writings, unpublished1975request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
133Non-Jewish writings, unpublished 1972request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
92Religious writings undatedrequest_box
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Addenda 1, 1956-2009

This section is in English.
12 linier feet
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Addenda is divided into nine series:

Series I: Personal, 1956-2006

This section is in English.
1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series I: Personal includes a variety of Arthur Waskow’s personal materials as well as some documents dealing with other members of the Waskow family. The bulk of the materials in this series consists of correspondence with friends and family.

Also included here are photographs, legal documents, financial documents, and materials pertaining to David Waskow’s education.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
151Correspondence, A-Mundatedrequest_box
152Correspondence, N-Zundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
288Day books1999-2006request_box
2810Day books1999-2006request_box
2812Day books2000-2006request_box
289Day books2000-2007request_box
2811Day books2002-2007request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
153Greeting cards2000-2006request_box
154Correspondence, various1998-1999request_box
155Court documents2006request_box
156FBI records1978request_box
157Photographsundatedrequest_box
158Tax exemption1994request_box
159Variousundatedrequest_box
1510Waskow, David1980s-1990srequest_box
  

correspondence

 
1511Waskow, David1980s-1990srequest_box
  

correspondence

 
1512Waskow, David1970s-1980srequest_box
  

general

 
1513Waskow, David1980srequest_box
  

schooling

 
1514Waskow, David1980srequest_box
  

schooling

 
1515Waskow, David1980srequest_box
  

schooling

 
1516Waskow, David1977request_box
  

Bar Mitzva

 
1517Wedding1956request_box

Series II: Correspondence, 1957, 1980s-2008

This section is in English.
1.5 linier feet.
Arrangement:

Chronological

Scope and Content:

Series II: Correspondence includes Arthur Waskow’s professional correspondence with organization and individuals.

Included here is correspondence with Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, spiritual and academic institutions, and publishers.

There is also a small amount of personal correspondence due to the fact that Arthur Waskow was involved with many people on a professional as well as personal level.

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161General1957, 1980srequest_box
162General1990request_box
163General1990srequest_box
164General1994request_box
165General1995request_box
166General1996request_box
167General1997request_box
168General1997request_box
169General1998request_box
1610General1999request_box
1611General1999request_box
1612General2000request_box
1613General2000request_box
1614General2000request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
172General2000-2004request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1615General2000-2008request_box
1616General2001request_box
1617General2001-2003request_box
1618General2002request_box
1619General2002-2004request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
171General2003request_box
173General2005-2006request_box
174General2005-2006request_box
175General2007request_box

Series III: Events, Campaigns, Conferences, 1997-2007

This section is in English.
1 linier foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series III: Events, Campaigns, Conferences includes materials related to Arthur Waskow’s participation in a variety of campaigns, conferences, projects and other events dedicated to the advancement of Judaism, interfaith relations, and human rights.

Materials included here consist of correspondence, clippings, brochures, pamphlets and other printed materials, lists, and a limited amount of financial documents.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
176American Jews for a Just Peace2002request_box
177Break the Silence1999request_box
  

signatures

 
178Break the Silence1999request_box
179Campaign 19951995request_box
1710Celebrate Our River1998request_box
1711Faith in Practice2001request_box
1712Power Shift2007request_box
1713Free Time/Free People1999-2000request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
181Free Time/Free People1999-2000request_box
182God's October Surprise2005request_box
183Hoshanah Rabbah Celebration1998request_box
184Jobs with Justice2000request_box
185Jobs with Justice2000-2006request_box
186Jubilee 2000/USA2000request_box
187Next Generation1998-2000request_box
188North American Rabbinic Conference on Judaism and Human Rights2006request_box
189Not in My Name2000request_box
1810Chalah 82006-2007request_box
1811Poetry Eventundatedrequest_box
1812Renaissance Weekend1996request_box
1813Simplicity Forum2002request_box
1814Spiritual retreats2000-2004request_box
1815Tikkum Olam Project1994-2000request_box
1816Various1998-2006request_box

Series IV: Organizations, 1980-2006

This section is in English.
0.5 linier feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series IV: Organizations includes materials related to organizations and institution that Arthur Waskow was involved with.

Organizations represented here include Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, human rights, religious and secular organizations and academic institutions.

Materials included here consist of correspondence, educational materials, press releases and other printed materials, lists, financial documents, and minutes.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1817 ABrit Tzadek v'Shalom2006request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
317 BCoalition on the Environment and Jewish Life1999request_box
  

Memorandum

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1818Elat Chayyimundatedrequest_box
  

course evaluation

 
1819Elat Chayyimundated, 1996-2003request_box
  

general

 
1820Elat Chayyimundatedrequest_box
  

guest feedback

 
1821Elat Chayyimundatedrequest_box
  

lists

 
1822Green Menorah Covenantundatedrequest_box
1823Jewish Youth for Community Action1996request_box
1824Maxxam Corporation1990srequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
194Menorah1980request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1825Menorah Public Resource Center1984-1985request_box
1826Menorah Public Resource Center1984-1985request_box
1827Mischkah Shalom Religious Schoolundatedrequest_box
1828National Havarah Committee1990srequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2621National Writers Union1992request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1829Rabbis for Human Rightsundatedrequest_box
1830Rabbis for Human Rights2004request_box
1831Rabbis for Human Rights2004request_box
1832Rabbis for Human Rights2006request_box
1833Rikmahundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
191The Shefa Fund1997request_box
192The Shefa Fund2001request_box
193Teva Learning Centerundated, 2001request_box

Series V: Publishing Efforts, Arthur Waskow, 1981-2000

This section is in English.
0.5 linier feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series V: Publishing Efforts, Arthur Waskow includes materials pertaining to Arthur Waskow’s efforts to publish his work and consists of correspondence with publishers, agreements, copyright information and other legal documents.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
194Copyrights1990srequest_box
195Down to Earth Judaism1995-1998request_box
196Free Time/Free People1999request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2619From the Tomb of Abraham1994request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
198Godwrestling: Round 21996-1998request_box
199Jason Aranson Inc. Publishers1992-1993request_box
1913Jesus Through Jewish Eyes2000request_box
1910Shalom Seder1981-1983request_box
1911Trees, the Earth, and Torah1998-1999request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2620Tu B'Shevat Anthology1999request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1912 AVariousundatedrequest_box
1912 BWenger, Beth2006request_box

Series VI: Shalom Center/ALEPH, 1990-2008

This section is in English.
1 linier foot.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series VI: Shalom Center/ALEPH includes materials related to the Shalom Center, founded by Arthur Waskow in 1983 and ALEPH, founded by Arthur Waskow in 1993. These materials shed light on the activities of the Shalom Center and ALEPH, such as educational programs and promotion of Judaism and interfaith relations.

However, the records collected here are fragmentary.

Materials in this series consist of correspondence, printed materials, lists, and some financial documents such as bills and receipts. There are very few additional financial or legal documents that would shed light on the financial and legal aspects of either Shalom Center or ALEPH.

Educational materials consist of curriculum, list of students and classes offered, and printed materials.

There is no membership information and very few documents related to the community and outreach programs conducted either by Shalom Center or ALEPH.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1914ALEPH Kallah2007request_box
1915Bills, receipt1990srequest_box
1916Bills, receipt1990srequest_box
1917Bills, receipt1990s-2006request_box
1918Bills, receipt2000-2004request_box
1919Correspondence2000request_box
  

funding

 
1920Curriculum1990srequest_box
1921Documents1993-2001request_box
  

financial and legal

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
201Donations2005request_box
202Educational, generalundatedrequest_box
203Educational programs1999-2000request_box
204Fellowships[2006]request_box
205General1996-2003request_box
206Letters of disapproval2000srequest_box
207Listsundatedrequest_box
208Olive Tree Summer2001request_box
209Newslettersundated, 2006request_box
2010Printed materials2006-2008 request_box
2011Proposal on Community Membershipundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2622Rabbinic Program2001-2002request_box
  

Hyman, Naomi

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2012Rabbinical Program2007request_box
2013Recourse: Materials Order Forms1990srequest_box
2014Retreat. Report and recommendations2000request_box
2015Sacred Food Project2005request_box
2016The Shalom Report1998-2006request_box
2017Teen Instituteundatedrequest_box
2018Variousrequest_box

Series VII: Printed Materials, 1980-2009

This section is in English.
2.25 linier feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series VII: Printed Materials consists of published materials by Arthur Waskow as well as other authors.

Included here are clippings, articles, magazines, scholarly journals, flyers, and brochures. Materials collected in this series cover topics such as Reform Judaism, liberalism, interfaith relations, and Israeli-Palestinian peace movement.

Subseries 1: Waskow, Arthur, undated, 1980-2007

This section is in English.
0.5 linier feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by the title of an article

Scope and Content:

Subseries 1: Waskow, Arthur includes articles and reviews published by Arthur Waskow in a variety of newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2019Aundated, 1989-1992request_box
2020Bundated, 1988request_box
2021C1990srequest_box
2022D1988request_box
2023E1980srequest_box
2024Earth Day1990request_box
2025F1980-2001request_box
2026H1979request_box
2027I1992-2007request_box
2028J1992request_box
2029K1991request_box
2030M-Nundated, 2003-2007request_box
2031P-R1992-2002request_box
2032Sundated, 1986-1992request_box
2033Tundated, 1994-2002request_box
2034W-Yundated, 1990srequest_box

Subseries 2: Other Authors, 1980-2009

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Subseries 2: Other Publications consists of printed materials collected by Arthur Waskow. Included here are clippings, articles, brochures, flyers, and other types of published materials covering topics such as Judaism, liberalism, interfaith relations, Israel and Middle East peace movement.

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211A2000-2009request_box
212All Together Now1990srequest_box
213Alperovitz, Gar1994 request_box
214Announcements, meetings, rallies1980s-2000srequest_box
215Bundated, 2003request_box
216Becoming Brothers1993-1996request_box
217B'Tselem2002request_box
218C1992-2007request_box
219Climate change1997request_box
2110Eundated, 2000-2004request_box
2111F-Gundated, 202request_box
2112Festival of Freedom1995request_box
2113Free Time for a Free Peopleundatedrequest_box
2114Goezlundated, 2001request_box
2115H-Iundated, 2002-2003request_box
2116Islamic perspectives on peacemaking2001request_box
2117J-Lundated, 1986-2003request_box
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221Labor movementrequest_box
222Mundated, 2000-2004request_box
223Menorah1981-1983request_box
224Muslims for a Safe America2006request_box
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232N1980s-2002request_box
233New menorah2006request_box
234O-Rundated, 1990s-2000request_box
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225Operation Noahundatedrequest_box
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235Rabbis for Human Rights2003request_box
236S2000-2007request_box
237Shalom Report1988-1990request_box
238Shapiro, Rami1994-1995request_box
239Sukkat Shalom1970srequest_box
2310Sukkot1990srequest_box
2311Temple Beth Orundatedrequest_box
2312Tu B'shbatundatedrequest_box
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226Various1990-2004request_box
227Various1990srequest_box
228Various1990s-2006request_box
229Various1990s-2006request_box
2212Various1998request_box
2210Various1999, 2006request_box
2213Various2000-2006request_box
2214Various2002-2007request_box
2215Various2002-2008request_box
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231Various2007request_box
2313Waskow, Arthur, about2002-2007request_box
2314Wedding ceremonies1990-2004request_box
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2211Young Leaders Circle2002request_box

Series VIII: Writings, 1948, 1980-2007

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Scope and Content:

Series VIII: Writings includes manuscripts by Arthur Waskow as well as other authors that deal with topics such as Jewish Revival, Jewish education, Jewish self-awareness, spirituality, and Torah.

Most of the manuscripts, both by Waskow and by others, are complete drafts lacking corrections and annotation, thus not different much (if at all} from the published versions.

Whereas Waskow’s manuscripts are drafts of his large scale works, the works of other authors are predominantly short articles and essays collected by Arthur Waskow for publications in various publications run by the Shalom Center/ALEPH.

Surprisingly, a number of Arthur Waskow’s major works, such as Down-to-Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex, and the Rest of Life and Godwrestling are missing altogether.

Subseries 1: Waskow, Arthur, 1990-2005

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Subseries 1: Waskow, Arthur includes manuscripts by Arthur Waskow. The bulk of the manuscripts are complete drafts with limited annotations.

Additionally, there are fragments and short essays and articles, with almost no annotations.

The list of manuscripts is far from being complete, with such major works as Down-to-Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex, and the Rest of Life and Godwrestling missing altogether.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2316And the Earth is Filled with the Breath of Lifeundatedrequest_box
2315Ancient Wisdom, Future Earth: The Spiral Shape of Human Hope1991request_box
2317Freedom Seder2004request_box
2318Free Time/Free People1994request_box
2319Haftarah for the Rainbow Covenantundatedrequest_box
2320The Long Narrow Pharaoh and the Pass-Over People1993request_box
2321A Pharisee By Any Other Name...1999request_box
2322Sex, Spirit, and Abuseundatedrequest_box
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245Short essays, fragmentsundated, 1990srequest_box
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2323The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims2005request_box
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241The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims2005request_box
242A Time for Evry Purpose under Heaven2002request_box
243Trees, Earth, and Torah: A Tu B'shevat Anthology1999request_box
  

with Naomi Mara Hyman and Ari Elon

 
244Trees, Earth, and Torah: A Tu B'shevat Anthology1999request_box
  

with Naomi Mara Hyman and Ari Elon

 

Subseries 2: Other Authors, 1948, 1980-2007

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Alphabetical by author

Scope and Content:

Subseries 2: Other Authors consists of manuscripts collected by Arthur Waskow for publications in various magazines run by the Shalom Center/ALEPH. Most of the manuscripts are short articles and essays. There are very few corrections or annotations either by Waskow or the author himself.

Topics covered include Jewish Revival, Jewish education, Jewish self-awareness, spirituality, Torah.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
246Various authors1980s-1990srequest_box
  

A-M

 
247Abrams, Judithundatedrequest_box
  

Making the Journey Through Illness a Journey Through Heaven

 
248Ackelsberg, Martha1988request_box
  

Jewish Family Ethics in Post-Halakhic Age

 
249Alexenberg, Melafter 1993request_box
  

An Artistic Spiritual Quest in the Electronic Age

 
2410Alexenberg, Melundatedrequest_box
  

Digitized homage to Rembrandt

 
2411Artson, Bredleyundatedrequest_box
  

Is There Only One Holy Land?

 
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251Berman, Phyllis Oceanundatedrequest_box
  

Bald is the Buddha

 
252Biers-Ariel, Matt2000request_box
253Butterfield, Clare2003request_box
  

Oh Taste and See

 
254Cohen, Steven M.1988request_box
  

Are American and Israeli Jews Drifting Apart?

 
255Peace and Environment2007request_box
  

Combined efforts

 
256Dorff, Elliot N.2005request_box
  

The Way Into Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)

 
257Eisen, Arnoldundatedrequest_box
  

Theology and Community

 
258Eisenberg, Judithundatedrequest_box
  

Jacob's Gift

 
259Elber, Mark1998request_box
  

Headstone

 
2510Elon, Ariundatedrequest_box
  

The Torah as Love Goddess

 
2511Falk, Marciaundated, 1990srequest_box
  

various

 
2512Falon, J1995-1996request_box
  

Poetry

 
2513Fine, Lyn1988request_box
  

Let Us Make Peace

 
2514Fischman, Dennisundatedrequest_box
  

Midrash as Political Practice

 
2515Freundel, Barryundatedrequest_box
  

There Is no Legal Title to Things Causing Damage

 
2516Friedlander, Stephen1995request_box
  

The Confluence of Psychoanalysis and Religion: A Personal View

 
2517Friedman, R.2001request_box
  

Women in Jewish Renewal

 
2518Gitlin, Toddundatedrequest_box
  

The Shoe in the Road

 
2519Goaley, F1995request_box
  

A Word of Blessing

 
2520Gold, Shefa1994request_box
  

An Open House

 
2521Goodman, Jamesundatedrequest_box
  

At Lunch with Uncle David or: the Mystery of Sauce

 
2522Green, Dianna and Jerry1994request_box
  

Can Yoga Be Jewish?

 
2523Greenbaum, Willy1994request_box
  

Forgivness

 
2524Heschel, Susannahundatedrequest_box
  

Theological Affinities in the Writings of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
2525Jacobson, Burt1991request_box
  

Teachings of the Ba'al Shem Tov

 
2526Jacobs, Harryundatedrequest_box
  

The Slave

 
2527Kohn, Nathan1994request_box
  

Tikkum of Renewal

 
2528Lamm, Norman1999request_box
  

Ecology in Jewish Law and Theology

 
2529Lebeau, Wiliam1997request_box
  

Thoughts on Becoming a Conservative Rabbi

 
2530Lewinson, Eyal1999request_box
  

And You Shall Love Your Friend as Yourself

 
2531Lipkin, Suzanne2006request_box
  

His legs Were Thinking Too: The Theology behind the Activism of Abraham Joshua Heschel

 
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2614Litt, Eleni Zatz1999request_box
  

The Stars Are My Children-The Sands My Monument: A Midrashic Legacy

 
2613Litt, Eleni Zatz1996request_box
  

Zachar Le'Olam Brito

 
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2532Mathis, Patricia2007request_box
  

Armaggedon's Cheerleaders

 
2533Mayer, Egon1988request_box
  

The Coming Reformation in American Jewish Identity

 
2534Milgram, Goldieundatedrequest_box
  

Uncovering the Power of Jewish Renewal

 
2535Nepon, E.undatedrequest_box
  

The Dynamics of Faith in the Works of Elie Wiesel

 
2536Plan, Avital1996request_box
  

Midrash Chag For Tu Bishvat

 
2537Raskin, Marcusbefore 1993request_box
  

Paths for the Twenty First Century

 
2538Reich, Deborah2001request_box
  

Parallel Universes, Glass Frontiers: One Woman's Meditation on Healing the Middle East

 
2539Rosenblatt, Gaty1995request_box
  

Tu B'Shvat 5758

 
2540Sager, Susanundatedrequest_box
  

A Telling of Trees

 
2541Schecter, Ellen1990request_box
  

With Signs and With Wonders: A Passover Haggadah For Children

 
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261Seidman, Richard2000request_box
262Silbermanm Shoshana1997request_box
  

Shoshana's Telling

 
263Sohn, Ruthundatedrequest_box
  

Verse By Verse: A Modern Commentary

 
264Steinberg, Naomi195request_box
  

The Dybbuk

 
265Stoff, Sheldon1997request_box
  

Let There Be Light

 
2618Student papers1998request_box
266Susskind, Joshuaundatedrequest_box
  

Brit Avraham Ceremony

 
267Unnkown authorsundated, 19890s-1990srequest_box
2616Various authors1980s-1990srequest_box
2617Various authors1980s-1990srequest_box
268Waskow, Davidundated, 1980srequest_box
  

Various

 
269Waskow, Samuel1948request_box
  

Auto-Biography of Pop

 
2610Weissler, Chava[2003]request_box
  

Meanings of Schekhinah in the "Jewish Renewal" Movement

 
2611Wolfe, Greyundatedrequest_box
  

Lectures

 
2612Woocher, Jonathanundatedrequest_box
  

Jewish Education: Crisis and Vision

 
2615Ziff, Joel1992request_box
  

Mirrors on the Journey Through Time

 

Series IX: Various, 1980-2006

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Series IX: Various includes diverse materials such as lists, prayers, legal materials pertaining to Arthur Waskow and his involvement with a variety of projects.

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271 AArt worksundatedrequest_box
271 BThe Afro-Semitic experience2003request_box
271 CAudio CD's2005-2006request_box
  

The Jewish Renewal Movement. Radio program

Sing Shalom. Radio Program

The First North American Rabbinic Conference on Judaism and Human Rights. Keynote addresses.

 
272 ABest practices in business2000request_box
272 BArthur Waskow's schedule1999request_box
273Cipel, McGreevey, Kushner story2004request_box
274Environmental educationundatedrequest_box
275Hyman, Naomi1990srequest_box
276Interfaith relations2004request_box
277Israel and Jewish Renewal1998request_box
278Israeli-Palestinian conflict1999request_box
279Labor movementundatedrequest_box
2710Listsundated, 1990srequest_box
2711 AList, religious mediaundatedrequest_box
2711 BNotes1990srequest_box
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2712Prayers1980s-1990srequest_box
2713Prayers, chants, holidays1998-2002request_box
2714Telling Our Story2000request_box
2715United States vs. Jose Padilla2006request_box
2716United States vs. Sheehan2005request_box
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Addenda 2: Freedom Seder, 1969-1976

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Addenda 2: Freedom Seder contains material pertaining to the publication and use of Arthur Waskow’s "The Freedom Seder: A New Haggadah for Passover," including several drafts of the Haggadah text, materials relating to "Freedom Seders" held in 1969 and 1970 in which Waskow participated, correspondence expressing reactions to the work, book reviews and news clippings, correspondence regarding promotion of the published Haggadah, and orders for the Haggadah.

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2717Clippingsundated, 1969-1974request_box
2718Correspondence1970request_box
2719Critique1973request_box
2720General1969request_box
2721General, Cornell1969request_box
2722General, Harrisburg1972request_box
2723General, New York1970request_box
2724 AGeneral, Washington DC1970request_box
2724 BInvitations1969request_box
2725Promotionundated, 1969-1972request_box
2726Public reactionundated, 1968-1973request_box
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281Freedom Seder Haggadah, book ordersundated, 1969-1972request_box
282Freedom Seder Haggadah, Hebrew translation1969request_box
283Freedom Seder Haggadah, manuscript1969request_box
284Freedom Seder Haggadah, manuscript1969request_box
285Freedom Seder Haggadah, reviewsundated, 1969-1970request_box
286Freedom Seder Haggadah, revisions1976request_box
289Seders inspired by Waskow's workundatedrequest_box
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Addenda 3, 1970, 1990-2009

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Series I: Correspondence, 1990-2009

This section is in English
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series I: Correspondence includes Arthur Waskow’s correspondence with individuals and organizations and consists of professional and personal correspondence.

Included here is correspondence with publishers, correspondence regarding Shalom Center and its various projects, and correspondence regarding conferences and events.

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291A-C2002-2009request_box
292D-F2001-2009request_box
293G-I2007-2009request_box
294J-L1998-2008request_box
295M-R2002-2009request_box
296S-Z2005-2009request_box
297Goldbard, Arlene2008request_box
298Omega Institute2009request_box
299Tent of Abraham, Hagar, and Sarah2008request_box
2910Thank you notes2008request_box
2911Unknown senders1990-2009request_box

Series II: Printed Materials, 1970, 1990-2009

This section is in English
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series II Printed Materials includes brochures, newspapers, magazines, flyers, announcements, materials pertaining to a number of conferences and gatherings that Arthur Waskow participated in.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2912Benedectine Life Foundation2008request_box
2913Jews Uniting to End the War and Heal America2009request_box
2914North American Conference on Judaism and Human Rights, 2nd2009request_box
2915Ohalah 102008request_box
2916Ohalah Conference2008-2009request_box
2917Renewing Hope2008request_box
2918Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice2008request_box
2919Various1970-2009request_box
2920Various2006-2008request_box
2921Various2006-2008request_box
2922Various2008-2009request_box

Series III: Various, 1999-2009

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Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series III: Various includes diverse materials collected by Arthur Waskow, most notably materials pertaining to the 40th Anniversary of Freedom Seder.

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301 AFreedom Seder2008request_box
301 BPhotographs[2008-2009]request_box
302Shalom Center, financial materials2001-2009request_box
303Shalom Center, general2008-2009request_box
304StopPrisonAbuse.org2008request_box
305United States Court of Appeals2008request_box
  

City of Harleton

 
306Variousundated, 2008-2009request_box
307Waskow, Arthur, grants1999request_box

Series IV: Writings, 2008-2009

This section is in English
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by author

Scope and Content:

Series IV: Writings consists of manuscripts by various authors. Very few corrections or annotations can be found in these manuscripts.

Topics covered include Judaism, anti-war movement, and ecology.

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308Cohen-Kieper, Andrea2009request_box
  

Claiming the Earth as Common Ground

 
309Cullen, Elaine[2009]request_box
  

Is the U.S. Being Set Up for Future Military Action in Other Countries?

 
3010Jones, Robert2008request_box
  

Progressive and Religious

 
3011Koran, Michael[2009]request_box
  

Comedy of Terrors

 
3012Lawler, George[2008]request_box
  

Were the Popes Against the Jews?

 
3013Reisner, Avram Israel2008request_box
  

Ghekhsher Tzedek

 
3014Unknown authorsundatedrequest_box
  

fragments

 
3015[Waskow, Arthur][2008]request_box
  

fragments

 
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