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Letter To The Editor, Bella Hass Weinberg Jun 2014

Letter To The Editor, Bella Hass Weinberg

Judaica Librarianship

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Daniel J. Rettberg, 1952–2013, Arthur Kiron Jun 2014

Daniel J. Rettberg, 1952–2013, Arthur Kiron

Judaica Librarianship

Obituary of Daniel J. Rettberg (1952–2013).


Chana Mlotek, 1922–2013, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel Jun 2014

Chana Mlotek, 1922–2013, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel

Judaica Librarianship

Obituary of Chana Mlotek (1922–2013).


Scatter Of The Literature, 2008–2013, Steven M. Bergson Jun 2014

Scatter Of The Literature, 2008–2013, Steven M. Bergson

Judaica Librarianship

This article reviews studies related to the field of Judaica librarianship published in a variety of publications.


Genealogy In The Jewish Library: An Update, Beth Dwoskin Apr 2014

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 recommended 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, Routes ...


Vol. 15 Table Of Contents Apr 2014

Vol. 15 Table Of Contents

Judaica Librarianship

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The Bibliothèque Medem: Eighty Years Serving Yiddish Culture, Gilles Rozier Apr 2014

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 Apr 2014

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

No abstract provided.


Vol. 15 Back Matter Apr 2014

Vol. 15 Back Matter

Judaica Librarianship

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Vol. 15 Cover Apr 2014

Vol. 15 Cover

Judaica Librarianship

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Vol. 15 Front Matter Apr 2014

Vol. 15 Front Matter

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Letter To The Editor, Roger S. Kohn Apr 2014

Letter To The Editor, Roger S. Kohn

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. 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. Apr 2014

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. 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 Apr 2014

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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Encyclopaedia Judaica. Michael Berenbaum And Fred Skolnik, Editors. 2nd Edition. Detroit: Macmillan Reference Usa, 2007. 22 Vols. (18,015 Pp.). Isbn 978-0-02-865928-2. $2,263. Electronic Version Published By Gale Cengage Learning (Gale Virtual Reference Library). Isbn 978-0-02-866097-4., Faith Jones Apr 2014

Encyclopaedia Judaica. Michael Berenbaum And Fred Skolnik, Editors. 2nd Edition. Detroit: Macmillan Reference Usa, 2007. 22 Vols. (18,015 Pp.). Isbn 978-0-02-865928-2. $2,263. Electronic Version Published By Gale Cengage Learning (Gale Virtual Reference Library). Isbn 978-0-02-866097-4., Faith Jones

Judaica Librarianship

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

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 ...


Scatter Of The Literature (2009), Steven M. Bergson Apr 2014

Scatter Of The Literature (2009), Steven M. Bergson

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Vol. 15 Editor's Note, Zachary M. Baker Apr 2014

Vol. 15 Editor's Note, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Classic Papers: Feinstein Lecture Series Jan 2014

Classic Papers: Feinstein Lecture Series

Judaica Librarianship

The Rosaline and Meyer Feinstein Foundation Lecture series was introduced in 1996 by the Council of Archives and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies (CARLJS) and its sponsor, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture (NFJC). The lectures are presented during the annual convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), addressing any topic within the broad scope of Judaica bibliography. The first four lectures were published by the NFJC in a pamphlet series. Through an agreement with CARLJS and NFJC, these four annual lectures and subsequent ones are to appear in Judaica Librarianship (JL). While JL does not normally republish works ...


Vol. 16/17 Back Matter Dec 2012

Vol. 16/17 Back Matter

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Vol. 16 Cover Dec 2012

Vol. 16 Cover

Judaica Librarianship

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Vol. 16/17 Front Matter Dec 2011

Vol. 16/17 Front Matter

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The National Library Of Israel And Oclc, Elhanan Adler, Marina Goldsmith Dec 2011

The National Library Of Israel And Oclc, Elhanan Adler, Marina Goldsmith

Judaica Librarianship

OCLC published the following announcement in December 2008: “The National Library of Israel and OCLC have completed a pilot project that has resulted in the addition of more than 788,000 new bibliographic records and 1.1 million holdings from the national library to WorldCat.”The successful completion of this project was the result of a number of policy decisions and technological developments on the part of both parties. This article describes the motivation, history, and challenges of this project.


Cookbooks: Preserving Jewish Tradition, Daniel E. Feinberg, Alice Crosetto Dec 2011

Cookbooks: Preserving Jewish Tradition, Daniel E. Feinberg, Alice Crosetto

Judaica Librarianship

Culinary traditions have played an integral role in the Jewish religion from its very beginning. Families have continually passed down these traditions from one generation to the next as a means to preserve Jewish culture as well as to maintain their Jewish identity. The authors propose that one of the methods of preserving and transmitting these culinary traditions, traditions clearly rooted in oral tradition, has been through the cookbook. While the written cookbook continues to be popular and marketable, traditional cookbook contents are becoming increasingly available online. In saving recipes for future generations, cookbooks preserve religious, cultural, and traditional elements ...


Rabbinics In The New Encyclopaedia Judaica, Eliezer Diamond Dec 2011

Rabbinics In The New Encyclopaedia Judaica, Eliezer Diamond

Judaica Librarianship

There have been significant advances in almost every branch of rabbinic scholarship since the publication of the first edition of Encyclopaedia Judaica (hereafter: EJ1). It was the task of the contributors to Encyclopaedia Judaica’s second edition (hereafter: EJ2) to summarize these advances in a concise yet comprehensive fashion. My role as reviewer is to highlight the advances mentioned in EJ2, to supplement each entry with scholarship that was not mentioned, and, on occasion, critique the style and/or substance of an entry. The latter is done with the full knowledge that it is no easy task to write an ...


Vol. 16/17 Table Of Contents Dec 2011

Vol. 16/17 Table Of Contents

Judaica Librarianship

Judaica Librarianship 16/17 (2011) Table of Contents.


Vol. 16/17 Editor's Note, Zachary M. Baker Dec 2011

Vol. 16/17 Editor's Note, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

Judaica Librarianship 16/17 (2011) editorial.


Isaac Edward Kiev: Early Leader In American Judaica Librarianship, Amy Stempler Dec 2011

Isaac Edward Kiev: Early Leader In American Judaica Librarianship, Amy Stempler

Judaica Librarianship

Isaac Edward Kiev (1905–1975), former Chief Librarian of New York’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, spent a lifetime facilitating Jewish research. This article, based on the author’s Master’s thesis on Kiev, focuses on his contributions to the founding of Jewish book and library organizations during the American post-war era, including the Association of Jewish Libraries, Jewish Book Council of America, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., and numerous Jewish book foundations in the United States and Israel. In addition to providing insight into the creation of these associations, the article illustrates the parallel development of the fields ...


Israpulp: The Israeli Popular Literature Collection At Arizona State University, Rachel Leket-Mor Dec 2011

Israpulp: The Israeli Popular Literature Collection At Arizona State University, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

Based on research literature, the article reviews the history of Hebrew popular literature since the 1930s, its connections with Yiddish Schund literature and its effects on the development of Modern Hebrew literature and Israeli identity, especially in light the New Hebrew ethos. The article features the research collection of Hebrew pulps at Arizona State Univeristy, demonstrates the significance of collecting popular materials in research libraries, and suggests possible new study directions. An appendix lists some of the materials available at the IsraPulp Collection.


Frontlog Cataloging: Using In-Process Records To Reveal Backlogged Collections, Jasmin Nof Dec 2011

Frontlog Cataloging: Using In-Process Records To Reveal Backlogged Collections, Jasmin Nof

Judaica Librarianship

The University of Maryland Libraries have acquired tens of thousands of Judaica volumes during the past decades and continuing to the present. The growth has far exceeded cataloging capacity, resulting in a significant backlog that is invisible to selectors and patrons alike. In order to make these materials available, catalogers at UM Libraries developed procedures that make use of in-process records. These processes have since been applied to other backlogs. This paper describes the procedures and discusses their advantages and disadvantages. Overall, the frontlog approach has resulted in visible benefits to both patrons and librarians.