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Biblical Aramaic Verb List, Philomena M. French 2014 SelectedWorks

Biblical Aramaic Verb List, Philomena M. French

Philomena M French

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"Identity Imperative: Ottoman Jews In Wartime And Interwar Britain", Aviva Ben-Ur 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

"Identity Imperative: Ottoman Jews In Wartime And Interwar Britain", Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur

By the onset of World War I, hundreds of Ottoman immigrants, including a significant proportion of Jews, were living and trading in Britain. During wartime and through much of the interwar period, these multi-ethnic Ottomans were automatically classified as enemy aliens, subject at times to internment and deportation, stripped of their freedom of movement, and uniformly barred from citizenship. Drawing on nearly sixty recently declassified naturalization applications of Ottoman Jews, this article discusses the prosopography of Middle Eastern newcomers, nativism and xenophobia, and the role of the state in shaping national and ethnic identities, focusing on the British government’s ...


Holocaust Denial Literature Twenty Years Later: A Follow-Up Investigation Of Public Librarians’ Attitudes Regarding Acquisition And Access, John A. Drobnicki 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Holocaust Denial Literature Twenty Years Later: A Follow-Up Investigation Of Public Librarians’ Attitudes Regarding Acquisition And Access, John A. Drobnicki

Judaica Librarianship

This study was undertaken to learn about public librarians’ attitudes and opinions concerning the sometimes conflicting issues of intellectual freedom, collection balance, and controversial materials, and whether those attitudes and opinions have changed over twenty years. The investigation focused on Holocaust denial literature, a body of work which ranges from minimizing the Holocaust to outright denying that it happened. Public librarians in Nassau County, New York, were surveyed, and the results were compared with a similar survey from 1992. The results indicate that librarians are even more open to Holocaust denial literature than they were twenty years ago and, regardless ...


Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure For Aggregating Jewish Content, Dov Winer 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure For Aggregating Jewish Content, Dov Winer

Judaica Librarianship

Judaica Europeana envisions a world in which all digitized Jewish content in a variety of databases worldwide is aggregated and made accessible to users and applications anywhere, at any time. It seeks to set the ground so such content is cross-linked to conceptual structures (vocabularies, encyclopedias) that enrich them and provide contextual significance.

Judaica Europeana is part of a cluster of projects building Europeana, a Linked Data infrastructure initiative of the European Commission. Judaica Europeana involves now some thirty-five partners from Europe, America and Israel, among them some of the most important Jewish content holders running long term digitization programs ...


Rachel: The Union Catalog Of The European Network Of Judaica And Hebraica Libraries, Noémie Musnik 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Rachel: The Union Catalog Of The European Network Of Judaica And Hebraica Libraries, Noémie Musnik

Judaica Librarianship

The union catalog Rachel was launched in 2004 by four Parisian private libraries with significant holdings in Judaica and Hebraica. Further developed by the Réseau Européen des Bibliothèques Judaica et Hebraica (REBJH; European Network of Judaica and Hebraica Libraries), Rachel moves forward the network’s mission to promote the preservation and increase the use of the recorded heritage of the Jewish people in Europe and around the world. The article reviews the history of the REBJH and its founding members, analyses cataloging practices of member institutions of Rachel, and describes user services provided by this union catalog.


Unicums, Fragments, And Other Hebrew Book Rarities, Marvin J. Heller 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Unicums, Fragments, And Other Hebrew Book Rarities, Marvin J. Heller

Judaica Librarianship

The subject matter of this article is unique or rare editions of early Hebrew books. Due to varying external circumstances, these rare books are extant only in fragments, unique single exemplars, or in a limited number of copies. Although Hebrew texts were subject to the same ravages of time and, perhaps, occasional indifference as were other early books, they also suffered to a much greater extent than their non-Hebrew counterparts from the indignities and deeds, or more accurately misdeeds, of anti-Semites who expended their wrath not only on Jews but also directed their venom towards Jewish books. The article is ...


Introduction To History, Memory, And The Making Of Character In Roth’S Fiction, Victoria Aarons, Gustavo Sánchez-Canales 2014 Purdue University

Introduction To History, Memory, And The Making Of Character In Roth’S Fiction, Victoria Aarons, Gustavo Sánchez-Canales

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

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Philip Roth, Henry Roth And The History Of The Jews, Timothy Parrish 2014 Purdue University

Philip Roth, Henry Roth And The History Of The Jews, Timothy Parrish

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Philip Roth, Henry Roth and the History of the Jews" Timothy Parrish argues that while Roth's status as a Jewish American writer has been a pressing issue since his career began and that while in recent scholarship Roth's achievement as a US-American writer is stressed, the durability of Roth's work depends more on its implied submission to a Jewish tradition. From "The Conversion of the Jews" (1959) to Nemesis (2010), his characters challenge endlessly the ethical and moral constructs of their Jewish community to acknowledge the fact that they exist inside of it. One ...


Akedah, The Holocaust, And The Limits Of The Law In Roth's "Eli, The Fanatic", Aimee L. Pozorski 2014 Purdue University

Akedah, The Holocaust, And The Limits Of The Law In Roth's "Eli, The Fanatic", Aimee L. Pozorski

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Akedah, the Holocaust, and the Limits of the Law in Roth's 'Eli, the Fanatic'" Aimee L. Pozorski argues that Philip Roth's 1957 short story dramatizes the tension between the law on the one hand and the philosophy of ethics, on the other hand with the story's protagonist ultimately choosing ethics as evidenced by his identification with a displaced Hasidic Jew near the story's end. In reading the story through the inter-textual references to the Genesis story of the Akedah, Pozorski discusses the limits of the law in the face of vulnerable children and ...


European Literary Tradition In Roth's Kepesh Trilogy, Gustavo Sánchez-Canales 2014 Purdue University

European Literary Tradition In Roth's Kepesh Trilogy, Gustavo Sánchez-Canales

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

in his article "European Literary Tradition in Roth's Kepesh Trilogy" Gustavo Sánchez-Canales discusses the significance of European literature in Philip Roth's novels. Sánchez-Canales analyses the influence of Nikolai Gogol's "The Nose" and Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" on Roth's The Breast and in Roth's The Professor of Desire of Anton Chekhov's tales and Franz Kafka's "A Hunger Artist" and The Castle. Further, Sánchez-Canales elaborates on the impact of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and W.B. Yeats's poem "Sailing to Byzantium" on Roth's The Dying Animal.


Education By Example, Lawrence E. Frizzell 2014 Seton Hall University

Education By Example, Lawrence E. Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

This is the keynote address Lawrence E. Frizzell delivered at the Yom HaShoah Remembrance at the Diocese of Venice’s Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, Florida on May 4, 2014.


Table Of Contents, Zachary M. Baker 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Table Of Contents, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

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Editor's Note, Zachary M. Baker 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Editor's Note, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

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Letter To The Editor, Roger S. Kohn 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Letter To The Editor, Roger S. Kohn

Judaica Librarianship

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A “Mind-Boggling” Implication: The Hebrew Bible, The Old Testament, And The Definition Of A Work, David Conners 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

A “Mind-Boggling” Implication: The Hebrew Bible, The Old Testament, And The Definition Of A Work, David Conners

Judaica Librarianship

The uniform title Bible. O.T. has long caused difficulty in Judaica libraries. The well documented problems caused by this heading are reviewed. Alternative models developed by the Hebraica Team of the Library of Congress (LC) are discussed, as is an LC proposed rule change to Resource Description and Access (RDA) that was partially approved by the Joint Steering Committee. The idea by members of the Association of Jewish Libraries to use the Virtual International Authority File as a technical solution is reviewed briefly. The author endorses a model from LC that uses different uniform titles for the Hebrew Bible ...


Genealogy In The Jewish Library: An Update, Beth Dwoskin 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Genealogy In The Jewish Library: An Update, Beth Dwoskin

Judaica Librarianship

In 1992, Judaica Librarianship featured an article by Zachary Baker, entitled “What We Owe the Genealogists: Genealogy and the Judaica Reference Librarian.” He followed it up in 2003 with an article in Slavic & East European Information Resources entitled “Resources on the Genealogy of Eastern European Jews.”The present article provides an update on the resources available to Jewish genealogists today, with particular emphasis on print and online resources that are recom- mended for the smaller Judaica library. It lists some of the sources in Baker’s article that have been updated and some that have gone online. It describes JewishGen ...


The Bibliothèque Medem: Eighty Years Serving Yiddish Culture, Gilles Rozier 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

The Bibliothèque Medem: Eighty Years Serving Yiddish Culture, Gilles Rozier

Judaica Librarianship

The Bibliothèque Medem (or Medem-Bibliotek, in Yiddish), in Paris, is the largest Yiddish library in Western and Central Europe, as well as a major Jewish cultural center. Founded in 1928 by a group of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who were aligned with the socialist Bund, its trajectory over eight decades (including the four years of the German occupation) is chronicled here. Today, the collections of the Bibliothèque Medem comprise 20,000 volumes in Yiddish and 10,000 titles in the Latin alphabet dealing with Jewish culture. In addition, it maintains about 30,000 uncataloged book volumes, extensive serial holdings, 300 ...


Hebrew Manuscripts In The Vatican Library: Catalogue. Compiled By The Staff Of The Institute Of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jewish National And University Library, Jerusalem; Edited By Benjamin Richler; Paleographical And Codicological Descriptions Malachi Beit-Arie In Collaboration With Nurit Pasternak. Citta Del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2008. Xxvii, 678, 66 P., [8] Leaves Of Plates. Isbn: 978-88- 210-0823-8. 120 Euros., Roger S. Kohn 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Hebrew Manuscripts In The Vatican Library: Catalogue. Compiled By The Staff Of The Institute Of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jewish National And University Library, Jerusalem; Edited By Benjamin Richler; Paleographical And Codicological Descriptions Malachi Beit-Arie In Collaboration With Nurit Pasternak. Citta Del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2008. Xxvii, 678, 66 P., [8] Leaves Of Plates. Isbn: 978-88- 210-0823-8. 120 Euros., Roger S. Kohn

Judaica Librarianship

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Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclope- Dia. Edited By Paula E. Hyman, Dalia Ofer. Jewish Women’S Archives And Shalvi Publishing, 2006. Cd-Rom. (Windows- And Macintosh-Compatible.) Isbn 965-90937-0-5. Online Version: Http://Jwa.Org/ Encyclopedia. Accessed: March 30, 2009., Yaffa Weisman Dr. 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclope- Dia. Edited By Paula E. Hyman, Dalia Ofer. Jewish Women’S Archives And Shalvi Publishing, 2006. Cd-Rom. (Windows- And Macintosh-Compatible.) Isbn 965-90937-0-5. Online Version: Http://Jwa.Org/ Encyclopedia. Accessed: March 30, 2009., Yaffa Weisman Dr.

Judaica Librarianship

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The Yivo Encyclopedia Of Jews In Eastern Europe, Editor In Chief: Gershon David Hundert. New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2008. 2 Vols. (Xxviii, 2,400 Pp.). Isbn 978-0-300-11903-9. $400.00., James P. Rosenbloom 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

The Yivo Encyclopedia Of Jews In Eastern Europe, Editor In Chief: Gershon David Hundert. New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2008. 2 Vols. (Xxviii, 2,400 Pp.). Isbn 978-0-300-11903-9. $400.00., James P. Rosenbloom

Judaica Librarianship

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