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A Jewish National Collection For A Jewish National Library: The Abraham Schwadron Collection, Past And Present, Rachel Misrati 2017 National Library of Israel

A Jewish National Collection For A Jewish National Library: The Abraham Schwadron Collection, Past And Present, Rachel Misrati

Judaica Librarianship

The fascinating story of the creation and development of this unique collection is matched only by the collection's importance as a resource of primary material for research in the social sciences, the humanities, and even the exact sciences. With over five and a half thousand leading Jewish personalities represented in their original handwriting, Abraham Schwadron's autograph collection is more than just the first Jewish Who's Who. The inscribed visiting cards, literary manuscripts, handwritten letters, and even musical scores are all evidence of a Jewish social milieu and cultural enterprise that stretches from the sixteenth century to the ...


Dangerous Liaisons In Cairo: Reginald Q. Henriques And The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Manuscript Collection, Rebecca J. W. Jefferson 2017 University of Florida

Dangerous Liaisons In Cairo: Reginald Q. Henriques And The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Manuscript Collection, Rebecca J. W. Jefferson

Judaica Librarianship

When Solomon Schechter published his opus magnum, the co-edited volume of The Wisdom of Ben Sira, in 1899, he took the trouble to express his gratitude towards one Reginald Q. Henriques for his help in the past and still ongoing. This article attempts to answer the question: who was this Mr. Henriques and what was the nature of his connection to Schechter? Using previously unpublished archival evidence, this question is explored in depth, as well as the question of why Schechter chose to acknowledge this individual precisely at that point. It also provides an in-depth account, together with transcriptions of ...


The Odessa Years: Shoshana Persitz And The Gamliel Library Of Omanut Press (1918–1920), Ann Brener 2017 Library of Congress

The Odessa Years: Shoshana Persitz And The Gamliel Library Of Omanut Press (1918–1920), Ann Brener

Judaica Librarianship

Shoshana Zlatopolsky Persitz (1893-1969) was only 24-years old when she founded Omanut Press in Moscow, 1917, during that brief but heady period of Jewish cultural renaissance following the February Revolution. The daughter of one of the wealthiest Jews in Russia, Shoshana originally created Omanut as a means of bringing world literature into the treasury of the Hebrew language, but when her four-year-old son Gamliel died, she introduced a series of picture-books for children named the “Gamliel Library” after her son. Forced to move several times over the course of the next few years, from Moscow to Odessa and from Odessa ...


Moyshe Levin (Ber Sarin) Of Yung-Vilne And His Solo Publishing Venture For Children, Shulamith Berger 2017 Yeshiva University

Moyshe Levin (Ber Sarin) Of Yung-Vilne And His Solo Publishing Venture For Children, Shulamith Berger

Judaica Librarianship

Moshe [Moyshe] Levin, talented author and artist, was better known by his pseudonym Ber Sarin, the pen name he used when he wrote short Yiddish books in rhyme for children who were just beginning to read. He wrote the lively texts, illustrated them in color and black and white, and self-published many of them in Vilnius (Vilna) Lithuania in the 1930s. The books were popular and successful with teachers and children. He was a graduate of the Vladimir Medem Teachers’ Seminary, a teacher in the TSYSHO school system, and a member of Yung-Vilne .2017 is the 75th anniversary of ...


Hebraica Catalogers And Cataloging Roles In North America: Today And Tomorrow, Heidi G. Lerner 2017 Stanford University

Hebraica Catalogers And Cataloging Roles In North America: Today And Tomorrow, Heidi G. Lerner

Judaica Librarianship

This study looks at current workflows, practices and preparations for the future among North American Hebraica catalogers in academic, government and other special libraries and archives, The survey explores the demographics of the Hebraica cataloging community. Questions were asked about what types of materials this group processes, workplace responsibilities, and metadata practices and trends. The author was very interested to know what steps and types of training Hebraica catalogers are undertaking to learn about new technologies and tools being developed to describe bibliographic and digital resources.


Istanbul’S Jewish Bookstores: Monuments To A Bygone Era, Rifat Bali 2017 Librabooks

Istanbul’S Jewish Bookstores: Monuments To A Bygone Era, Rifat Bali

Judaica Librarianship

In the Turkish cultural sphere there is very limited information available on the history of bookstores, although they are considered among the most important places of Istanbul’s cultural life. One can come across scraps of information either in recollections on Babıâli or in some memoirs devoted to the history of the rare books trade in Turkey. Traditionally the rare books trade and bookstores were mostly in the hands of Armenians, Greeks and Jews in the Ottoman Empire and early Republican years. However there is not much information available on these dealers and store owners. Not holding broader information about ...


“A Library Is Not A Museum”?, Yigal Zalmona 2017 National Library of Israel

“A Library Is Not A Museum”?, Yigal Zalmona

Judaica Librarianship

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Mintz, Sharon Liberman, Shaul Seidler-Feller, David Wachtel, Eds. The Writing On The Wall: A Catalogue Of Judaica Broadsides From The Valmadonna Trust Library. London; New York: Valmadonna Trust Library, 2015. 320 P., $75.00. Isbn: 9780692453032, Barry D. Walfish 2017 University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Mintz, Sharon Liberman, Shaul Seidler-Feller, David Wachtel, Eds. The Writing On The Wall: A Catalogue Of Judaica Broadsides From The Valmadonna Trust Library. London; New York: Valmadonna Trust Library, 2015. 320 P., $75.00. Isbn: 9780692453032, Barry D. Walfish

Judaica Librarianship

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Campbell, Heidi A. (Ed.) Digital Judaism: Jewish Negotiations With Digital Media And Culture. Routledge Studies In Religion And Digital Culture 2. New York And London: Routledge, 2015. Vi, 213 P., $148. Isbn: 9780415736244, Arthur Kiron 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Campbell, Heidi A. (Ed.) Digital Judaism: Jewish Negotiations With Digital Media And Culture. Routledge Studies In Religion And Digital Culture 2. New York And London: Routledge, 2015. Vi, 213 P., $148. Isbn: 9780415736244, Arthur Kiron

Judaica Librarianship

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Js/Dh: An Introduction To Jewish Studies/ Digital Humanities Resources, Michelle Chesner 2017 Columbia University

Js/Dh: An Introduction To Jewish Studies/ Digital Humanities Resources, Michelle Chesner

Judaica Librarianship

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Scatter Of The Literature, June 2016–December 2017, Haim Gottschalk 2017 Olney, Maryland

Scatter Of The Literature, June 2016–December 2017, Haim Gottschalk

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology

Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article provides context for and examines aspects of the design process of a game for learning. Lost & Found (2017a, 2017b) is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed to teach medieval religious legal systems, beginning with Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (1180), a cornerstone work of Jewish legal rabbinic literature. Through design narratives, the article demonstrates the complex design decisions faced by the team as they balance the needs of player engagement with learning goals. In the process the designers confront challenges in developing winstates and in working with complex resource management. The article provides insight into the pathways the team found ...


Introduction: Jewish Gamevironments – Exploring Understanding With Playful Systems, Owen Gottlieb 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology

Introduction: Jewish Gamevironments – Exploring Understanding With Playful Systems, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

The study of Judaism, Jewish civilizationi, and games is currently comprised of projects of a rather small set of game scholars. A sample of our work is included in this issue.


Gallaty's "The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow An Eastern Rabbi" (Book Review), Lindsay Hallam 2017 Alaska Christian College

Gallaty's "The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow An Eastern Rabbi" (Book Review), Lindsay Hallam

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Italy’S Jews From Emancipation To Fascism, Shira Klein 2017 Chapman University

Italy’S Jews From Emancipation To Fascism, Shira Klein

History Faculty Books and Book Chapters

How did Italy treat Jews during World War II? Historians have shown beyond doubt that many Italians were complicit in the Holocaust, yet Italy is still known as the Axis state that helped Jews. Shira Klein uncovers how Italian Jews, though victims of Italian persecution, promoted the view that Fascist Italy was categorically good to them. She shows how the Jews' experience in the decades before World War II - during which they became fervent Italian patriots while maintaining their distinctive Jewish culture - led them later to bolster the myth of Italy's wartime innocence in the Fascist racial campaign. Italy ...


Profile Interview With Pamela K. Sari, Keslee DiIorio 2017 Purdue University

Profile Interview With Pamela K. Sari, Keslee Diiorio

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Pamela K. Sari is a PhD candidate in American studies at Purdue University. She also is affi liated with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program and the Anthropology Department. Her research, teaching, and engagement interests relate to how individuals and communities navigate issues of “home” and “belonging.” Her dissertation research examines a transnational connection between a Charismatic megachurch in central Java, Indonesia, and its American church partners, particularly Indonesian immigrant churches in southern California. Through her experience living in Indonesia and the United States where religious practices are prevalent, she is interested in the intersectionality between religion ...


Entartete Kunst: The War Against Modern Art In The Third Reich, Zeynep Kazmaz 2017 Bryant University

Entartete Kunst: The War Against Modern Art In The Third Reich, Zeynep Kazmaz

Honors Projects in History and Social Sciences

In July 1937, the Nazi Party exhibited a collection of modern artwork confiscated from museums throughout Germany. This display, entitled the “Degenerate Art Exhibition,” was organized to ridicule the artwork being presented. The events that led to such a breaking point had started forming around the early 20th century. In Germany, after the First World War, the blossoming of modern art had coincided with the forming of a racist ideology. Meanwhile, Hitler was also discovering his own racist views and dislike of modern art. An artist who delved into politics, Hitler integrated his artistic views into his political ideologies. Eventually ...


Book Review: Representing Genocide: The Holocaust As Paradigm?, Emily Sample 2017 Holocaust Museum Houston

Book Review: Representing Genocide: The Holocaust As Paradigm?, Emily Sample

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

No abstract provided.


Exodus As New Creation, Israel As Foundling: Stories In The History Of An Idea, Christopher Evangelos John Brenna 2017 Marquette University

Exodus As New Creation, Israel As Foundling: Stories In The History Of An Idea, Christopher Evangelos John Brenna

Dissertations (2009 -)

This study surveys the development of two literary phenomena in early Jewish and Christian tradition. The first is the birth story of a portentous child, exemplified by the birth stories of Moses, Noah, Melchizedek, and Jesus in biblical and Second Temple period literature. The second is the mythical expansion of the exodus tradition, which interprets the crossing of the Red Sea as a recreation of the people of Israel. I examine the appropriation of these two phenomena in the late antique Hellenistic story, Joseph and Aseneth. I contend that (1) the early Jewish birth story paradigm is influenced by the ...


Music In Haredi Jewish Life: Liquid Modernity And The Negotiation Of Boundaries In Greater New York, Gordon A. Dale 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Music In Haredi Jewish Life: Liquid Modernity And The Negotiation Of Boundaries In Greater New York, Gordon A. Dale

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In this dissertation I seek to understand tensions regarding boundary maintenance, music, and cultural continuity among the contemporary Haredi (“Ultra-Orthodox”) Jewish community of Greater New York in the context of sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of liquid modernity. While Bauman suggests that modernity has melted familiar institutions and created an unstable and rapidly shifting world, I argue that for Haredim, the non-liberal religious community and its cultural productions solidify social bonds. While many Haredi Jews strive to continue the musical practices of pre-WWII Europe, some Haredi musicians push or disregard the boundaries of accepted practice by experimenting with Western popular ...


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