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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

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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 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 ...


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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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 ...


The Contribution Of Hebrew Printing Houses And Printers In Istanbul To Ladino Culture And Scholarship, Rachel Simon Dec 2011

The Contribution Of Hebrew Printing Houses And Printers In Istanbul To Ladino Culture And Scholarship, Rachel Simon

Judaica Librarianship

Sephardi printers were pioneers of moveable type in the Islamic world, establishing a Hebrew printing house in Istanbul in 1493. Initially emphasizing classical religious works in Hebrew, since the eighteenth century printers have been instrumental in the development of scholarship, literature, and journalism in the vernacular of most Jews of the western Ottoman Empire: Ladino. Although most Jewish males knew the Hebrew alphabet, they did not understand Hebrew texts. Communal cultural leaders and printers collaborated in order to bring basic Jewish works to the masses in the only language they really knew. While some books in Ladino were printed as ...


Studying The Jewish Book: A Review Essay. Zeev Gries, The Book In The Jewish World 1700-1900. Translated From The Hebrew By Jeffrey Green. Oxford, Portland, Oregon: The Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization, 2007., Arthur Kiron Dec 2008

Studying The Jewish Book: A Review Essay. Zeev Gries, The Book In The Jewish World 1700-1900. Translated From The Hebrew By Jeffrey Green. Oxford, Portland, Oregon: The Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization, 2007., Arthur Kiron

Judaica Librarianship

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Johann Heinrich Hottinger And The Systematic Organization Of Jewish Literature, Seth Jerchower, Heidi G. Lerner Dec 2007

Johann Heinrich Hottinger And The Systematic Organization Of Jewish Literature, Seth Jerchower, Heidi G. Lerner

Judaica Librarianship

The authors explore the influence of the Swiss theologian, Orientalist, and Christian Hebraist, Johann Heinrich Hottinger, who preceded Shabbetai Bass in developing and implementing a classified Hebraica-Judaica bibliography. His ideas and theories have heretofore not been closely examined by Judaica bibliographers or researchers of Jewish intellectual history. Hottinger’s innovation was his degree of abstraction: that of analyzing a collection according to its contents. A study of his theories and classification systems can stimulate and encourage a renewed look at early practices and offer insights that can be relevant to current research. Unless otherwise noted, translations from the original Latin ...


Jewish Libraries And Archives In America, Pearl Berger Dec 2006

Jewish Libraries And Archives In America, Pearl Berger

Judaica Librarianship

In celebration of the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Jewish immigration to America, this paper takes a look back and then looks forward, highlighting both achievements and challenges in the realms of Jewish libraries and archives as well as their associated professions. The paper scans the past fifty years, since the tercentenary in 1954, pointing to evidence of much growth and expansion. It then proceeds to discuss areas of development for the future, taking into account opportunities presented by the digital age.


The Hebrew Manuscripts In The Valmadonna Trust Library, Roger S. Kohn Jan 2003

The Hebrew Manuscripts In The Valmadonna Trust Library, Roger S. Kohn

Judaica Librarianship

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Compiling A Bibliography סF American Jewish Liturgy Through 1925, Sharona R. Wachs May 2000

Compiling A Bibliography סF American Jewish Liturgy Through 1925, Sharona R. Wachs

Judaica Librarianship

The experience of compiling a bibliography of American Jewish liturgy from the establishment of the press through 1925 is discussed. The parameters of the bibliography are detailed as well as its contents. The present lack of complete or systematic documentation of American Jewish liturgy in Judaica libraries is noted. Also discussed is the significance of liturgy for the study of American Jews, their religious and cultural identity, as well as their demographics.

This paper details the experience of compiling a bibliography of American Jewish liturgy through 1925, and describes some of the parameters and contents of the bibliography. This bibliography ...


Hebrew Codicology: An Introduction, David Kerschen May 2000

Hebrew Codicology: An Introduction, David Kerschen

Judaica Librarianship

The codex or so-called manuscript book, the precursor to the printed book, thrived in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The task of the codicologist is to analyze and describe the physical features סf the codex, or in the words סf Professor Malachi Beit-Arie, Director of the Hebrew Paleography Project at the Jewish National University Library in Jerusalem, to conduct an "archaeological examination" of a codex so that it may be correctly localized and dated. This paper explains and illustrates the most prominent features of Hebrew codicology.


The Story Of The Sarajevo Haggada, Kemal Bakaršić Dec 1995

The Story Of The Sarajevo Haggada, Kemal Bakaršić

Judaica Librarianship

The story of the rescue of Sarajevo's Haggada codex during the Second World War was put together first by checking archives and other reliable sources, and thereafter contrasting the findings with the legend itself. It appears that a fictional story has filled a gap in the historical record of the postwar years; the legend has protected persons involved in the salvation of the Haggada.


The Library Of The Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano (Latin-American Rabbinical Seminary), Irene L. Münster, Rita F. Saccal Dec 1995

The Library Of The Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano (Latin-American Rabbinical Seminary), Irene L. Münster, Rita F. Saccal

Judaica Librarianship

The history, organization, and current financial situation of the Library of the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, are described. Besides a card catalog for books, the Library maintains an analytical catalog for journals and collections. Sample entries from the two catalogs, as well as an excerpt from the authority list of Spanish subject headings, illustrate the paper.