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Vol. 20 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor Dec 2017

Vol. 20 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

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Tribute To Zachary Baker, Editor Of Judaica Librarianship (2005–2012), On The Occasion Of His Retirement, Arthur Kiron Dec 2017

Tribute To Zachary Baker, Editor Of Judaica Librarianship (2005–2012), On The Occasion Of His Retirement, Arthur Kiron

Judaica Librarianship

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Pearl Berger: The Consummate Librarian, Mentor, Colleague, And Friend, Zachary M. Baker Dec 2017

Pearl Berger: The Consummate Librarian, Mentor, Colleague, And Friend, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

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“And Let Her Works Praise Her In The Gates”: A Tribute To Pearl Berger, Edith Lubetski Dec 2017

“And Let Her Works Praise Her In The Gates”: A Tribute To Pearl Berger, Edith Lubetski

Judaica Librarianship

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Barry Dov Walfish, The Cataloger-Bibliographer-Scholar Librarian, Rachel Leket-Mor Dec 2017

Barry Dov Walfish, The Cataloger-Bibliographer-Scholar Librarian, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

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

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 Dec 2017

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 ...


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

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 Dec 2017

“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 Dec 2017

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 Dec 2017

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

No abstract provided.


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

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

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


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

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

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The Schachter-Shalomi Collection Anchors Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive At University Of Colorado, Stephanie Yuhas Apr 2016

The Schachter-Shalomi Collection Anchors Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive At University Of Colorado, Stephanie Yuhas

Judaica Librarianship

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of Jewish Renewal, was a visionary teacher and leader who developed tools for transformation and helped a generation of Jewish Americans rekindle their faith. This article describes the acquisition, assessment, digitization and public access dimensions of the Schachter-Shalomi Collection housed at the University of Colorado, Boulder archives.


Adding Insult To Injury: Zionist Cultural Colonialism. In Response To Gish Amit’S Eḳs Libris: Hisṭoryah Shel Gezel, Shimur Ṿe-Nikus Ba-Sifriyah Ha-LeʼUmit Bi-Yerushalayim (Ex Libris: Chronicles Of Theft, Preservation, And Appropriating At The Jewish National Library). Yerushalayim: Mekhon Ṿan Lir Bi-Yerushalayim, 2014. 220 P., 79 New Israeli Shekel. Isbn 9789650207069. [Hebrew], Zeev Gries Apr 2016

Adding Insult To Injury: Zionist Cultural Colonialism. In Response To Gish Amit’S Eḳs Libris: Hisṭoryah Shel Gezel, Shimur Ṿe-Nikus Ba-Sifriyah Ha-LeʼUmit Bi-Yerushalayim (Ex Libris: Chronicles Of Theft, Preservation, And Appropriating At The Jewish National Library). Yerushalayim: Mekhon Ṿan Lir Bi-Yerushalayim, 2014. 220 P., 79 New Israeli Shekel. Isbn 9789650207069. [Hebrew], Zeev Gries

Judaica Librarianship

The review essay claims that no books plunder was initiated by the National and University Library in Jerusalem, neither with regard to the books of European Jewry found after World War II, nor with regard to the Palestinian books abandoned during the 1948 war, or the Yemenite Jewish books not claimed after their arrival as cargo without owners to Israel.

The essay is a translated and annotated version of Zeev Gries's talk, given in Hebrew at a literary evening in the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (February 12, 2015), on the occasion of the publication of Gish Amit's book.


Berlin, Charles. Harvard Judaica In The 21st Century. Published In Celebration Of The 50th Anniversary Of The Judaica Division Of The Harvard Library. Cambridge, Ma: Harvard College Library, 2014. Xxi, 235 P., Ill. Price [N.A.]. Isbn [N.A.], Arthur Kiron Apr 2016

Berlin, Charles. Harvard Judaica In The 21st Century. Published In Celebration Of The 50th Anniversary Of The Judaica Division Of The Harvard Library. Cambridge, Ma: Harvard College Library, 2014. Xxi, 235 P., Ill. Price [N.A.]. Isbn [N.A.], Arthur Kiron

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Amit, Gish. Eḳs Libris: Hisṭoryah Shel Gezel, Shimur Ṿe-Nikus Ba-Sifriyah Ha-Le’Umit Bi-Yerushalayim (Ex Libris: Chronicles Of Theft, Preservation, And Appropriating At The Jewish National Library). Yerushalayim: Mekhon Ṿan Lir Bi-Yerushalayim, 2014. 220 P., 79 New Israeli Shekel. Isbn 9789650207069. [Hebrew], Arie M. Dubnov Apr 2016

Amit, Gish. Eḳs Libris: Hisṭoryah Shel Gezel, Shimur Ṿe-Nikus Ba-Sifriyah Ha-Le’Umit Bi-Yerushalayim (Ex Libris: Chronicles Of Theft, Preservation, And Appropriating At The Jewish National Library). Yerushalayim: Mekhon Ṿan Lir Bi-Yerushalayim, 2014. 220 P., 79 New Israeli Shekel. Isbn 9789650207069. [Hebrew], Arie M. Dubnov

Judaica Librarianship

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Vol. 19 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor Apr 2016

Vol. 19 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Kiron, Arthur, Ed. Constellations Of Atlantic Jewish History, 1555–1890: The Arnold And Deanne Kaplan Collection Of Early American Judaica. Philadelphia: University Of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2014. Xxv, 162 P., $25. Isbn 9780615966678, Zachary M. Baker Apr 2016

Kiron, Arthur, Ed. Constellations Of Atlantic Jewish History, 1555–1890: The Arnold And Deanne Kaplan Collection Of Early American Judaica. Philadelphia: University Of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2014. Xxv, 162 P., $25. Isbn 9780615966678, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Yael Penkower, 1945–2016, Esther Nussbaum Apr 2016

Yael Penkower, 1945–2016, Esther Nussbaum

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The Younes And Soraya Nazarian Library, University Of Haifa: Israel's Northern Star, Cecilia Harel, Yosef Branse, Karen Elisha, Ora Zehavi Apr 2016

The Younes And Soraya Nazarian Library, University Of Haifa: Israel's Northern Star, Cecilia Harel, Yosef Branse, Karen Elisha, Ora Zehavi

Judaica Librarianship

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library of the University of Haifa is the largest academic library in northern Israel, providing information services to a multicultural community of more than 20,000 students and staff. Since the 1980s, the library has pioneered the use of computers for the provision of services, by means of commercial products and in-house software development, most notably the Index to Hebrew Periodicals. Emphasis is placed on developing information literacy by means of instruction, reference services, and online tools. The library attempts to make the user community aware of its offerings through the use of social media ...


Phonemic Conversion As The Ideal Romanization Scheme For Hebrew: Implications For Hebrew Cataloging, Uzzi Ornan, Rachel Leket-Mor Apr 2016

Phonemic Conversion As The Ideal Romanization Scheme For Hebrew: Implications For Hebrew Cataloging, Uzzi Ornan, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

This paper examines a romanization scheme developed by linguist Uzzi Ornan that has not been considered for implementation in libraries. Phonemic conversion of Hebrew neither uses transliteration nor transcription strategies but reconstructs the theoretical structure of the original Hebrew word based on its phonemes. The article describes this scheme and its benefits, which include full coverage of all historical periods and script modes of Hebrew, and full reversibility, complete with an online interface that enables automatic conversion. The article compares the suggested phonemic conversion scheme with the ALA/LC Romanization of Hebrew and provides a history of previously attempted reversal ...


Dujovne, Alejandro. Una Historia Del Libro Judío: La Cultura Judía Argentina A Través De Sus Editores, Libreros, Traductores, Imprentas Y Bibliotecas [A History Of The Jewish Book: Argentine Jewish Culture As Seen Through Its Publishers, Booksellers, Translators, Printing Houses And Libraries]. Buenos Aires: Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 2014. 302 Pp. Isbn 9789876294362, David W. Foster Apr 2016

Dujovne, Alejandro. Una Historia Del Libro Judío: La Cultura Judía Argentina A Través De Sus Editores, Libreros, Traductores, Imprentas Y Bibliotecas [A History Of The Jewish Book: Argentine Jewish Culture As Seen Through Its Publishers, Booksellers, Translators, Printing Houses And Libraries]. Buenos Aires: Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 2014. 302 Pp. Isbn 9789876294362, David W. Foster

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Scatter Of The Literature, 2014–2016, Haim Gottschalk Apr 2016

Scatter Of The Literature, 2014–2016, Haim Gottschalk

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Alfred Moldovan, 1921–2013, Arthur Kiron Jun 2014

Alfred Moldovan, 1921–2013, Arthur Kiron

Judaica Librarianship

Obituary of Alfred Moldovan (1921–2013).


Ilan Weinberg, 1945–2013, Elizabeth Vernon Jun 2014

Ilan Weinberg, 1945–2013, Elizabeth Vernon

Judaica Librarianship

Obituary of Ilan Weinberg (1945–2013).


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

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.


The Shavzin-Carsch Collection Of Historic Jewish Children’S Literature, Andrea Rapp Jun 2014

The Shavzin-Carsch Collection Of Historic Jewish Children’S Literature, Andrea Rapp

Judaica Librarianship

The Shavzin-Carsch Collection of Cincinnati’s Isaac M. Wise Temple is a special collection devoted to historically significant American Jewish children’s literature. As of this writing, there are over seven hundred volumes in the collection, including early children’s books published by the Jewish Publication Society, titles listed in early juvenile bibliographies of the Jewish Book Annual, and books cited in key retrospective articles on Jewish children’s literature. This paper describes the collection, and relates how it came to be established, its potential uses to researchers, and future issues to be considered in its expansion.


Vol. 18 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor Jun 2014

Vol. 18 Editor's Note, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Judaica Europeana: An Infrastructure For Aggregating Jewish Content, Dov Winer Jun 2014

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 ...