: ירושה | yerushe = heritage. While the word ירושה may be literally translated as “inheritance,” more figuratively it also refers to one’s heritage — which, in general, we inherit from our forbears. In the Canadian context, Jewish heritage became applied in new ways with the adoption of multiculturalism as official policy in the 1960s. As this 1972 poster explains, “Multiculturalism means sharing your heritage with other Canadians.” The small illustrations below advertise the various ways for Canadians to share (and consume) their respective (and now collective) yerushes: through art, theatre, literature, film, and handicrafts.
OJA, poster collection, ca. 1972.
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