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Writing Library Policy To Avoid Challenges In Jewish School Libraries, Marjorie Rosenthal Sep 1994

Writing Library Policy To Avoid Challenges In Jewish School Libraries, Marjorie Rosenthal

Judaica Librarianship

The issue of intellectual freedom and its maintenance under the onslaught of those whose personal priorities and agendas dictate the censorship of library materials, is not one that is confined to any one type of institution. Challenges to textbooks and library books have increased alarmingly in the last few years in public and private, religious as well as secular, schools and libraries in our society to the point where librarians must question the possibility of controversy in titles on the Holocaust, along with the more traditional confrontations over sex and witchcraft.

What is the psychology behind this insidious trend? What ...


Transgression In Jewish Literature, Jyl Lynn Felman Sep 1994

Transgression In Jewish Literature, Jyl Lynn Felman

Judaica Librarianship

Jewish library collection policies as they relate to Jewish gay and lesbian issues are discussed. Questions considered are whether a book about gay Jews or a book written by a Jewish gay author should be included in Judaica collections. The issue is placed within a historical Jewish literary tradition which includes authors such as Grade, Ozick, Miller, Roth and Rukeyser—who write about such transgressive themes as sexuality, assimilation, self-loathing, agnostic rabbis, etc. Through personal examples drawn from her collection of Jewish short stories, Hot Chicken Wings, the author makes a case for including books with Jewish lesbian content. Also ...


Reflections Of A Jewish, Lesbian Author, Lesléa Newman Sep 1994

Reflections Of A Jewish, Lesbian Author, Lesléa Newman

Judaica Librarianship

In this essay, Jewish lesbian author Leslea Newman speaks of the importance of finding one's own identity reflected in works of literature, citing examples of her own work, and recommending the writings of other Jewish lesbian authors of merit.


Gay, Lesbian, And Bisexual Literature With Jewish Content: A Bibliographic Overview, Jack Nusan Porter Sep 1994

Gay, Lesbian, And Bisexual Literature With Jewish Content: A Bibliographic Overview, Jack Nusan Porter

Judaica Librarianship

The topic of gay, lesbian, and bisexual literature with Jewish content has been taboo for a very long time. Because of Judaism's deep-rooted commitment to the family, alternative forms of sexual relationships have rarely been mentioned in Jewish literature. Only in the past twenty-five years, with the rise of AIDS, but starting in the radical 1960s with its innovative sexual and cultural critique and revolutionary approach to politics and power arrangements, have we seen the rise of Jewish literature on gay, lesbian, and bisexual lifestyles. Since homosexuality is still asur (forbidden) in Halacha, this is still a controversial topic ...


Epistle From Israel (1994), Yaakov Aronson Sep 1994

Epistle From Israel (1994), Yaakov Aronson

Judaica Librarianship

Reported on in this column are recently issued Judaica databases on CD-ROM; activities of the Jewish National and University Library and other libraries, both university and yeshiva; librarian participation in Judaica conferences in Israel; and programs of the Judaica Librarians' Group.


The Otsar Hasefarim Of Yeshivat Har Etzion: A Unique Yeshiva Library, Yaakov Aronson Sep 1994

The Otsar Hasefarim Of Yeshivat Har Etzion: A Unique Yeshiva Library, Yaakov Aronson

Judaica Librarianship

An outstanding yeshiva library in Israel is described from the point of view of its physical plant, collection, approach to classification and cataloging of the collection, and overall organization. Also included in the article is information about the geographical area in which the yeshiva is located, the early history of the yeshiva, and the background of the special collections located in the library.


The Bulgarian State Collection Of Hebraica, Brad Sabin Hill Sep 1994

The Bulgarian State Collection Of Hebraica, Brad Sabin Hill

Judaica Librarianship

Based upon a visit in 1993, the author provides a description and brief survey of the holdings in the Bulgarian State Collection of Hebraica, currently under the jurisdiction of the General Department of Archives and housed in a warehouse seven kilometers outside Sofia. The collection, comprised of printed books, manuscripts, and archival documents, includes rare pre-modern Hebraica reflecting Sephardic and Balkan collecting interests. Issues of bibliographic import are highlighted and reference is made to the physical situation of the collection. The future of this Bulgarian State Hebraica Collection is yet to be determined.


Microfilming The Baron Guenzburg Collection Of Hebrew Manuscripts In The Russian State Library In Moscow, Benjamin Richler Sep 1994

Microfilming The Baron Guenzburg Collection Of Hebrew Manuscripts In The Russian State Library In Moscow, Benjamin Richler

Judaica Librarianship

After the fall of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, large depositories of Hebraic manuscripts in the former Soviet Union were opened to Western scholars. In this paper, the major collections are surveyed, with special emphasis on the Baron Guenzburg collection in the Russian State Library in Moscow and the microfilming activities of the Jewish National and University Library in Russia and Ukraine in general and in Moscow in particular.


Hebraica Now! The Book Arts, 1991–1993, Leila Avrin Sep 1994

Hebraica Now! The Book Arts, 1991–1993, Leila Avrin

Judaica Librarianship

There have been several positive developments in the areas of Hebrew typography, fine and private printing, and artists' books from 1991 to 1993. The paper discusses recent typefaces by the Jerusalem designer Zvi Narkiss; the typographic experiments of Ariel Wardi, former head of the Printing Department of Hadassah College of Technology in Jerusalem, as well as a new Hebrew display letter, "Hillel," designed by Scott-Martin Kosofsky for the Harvard Hillel Sabbath Songbook. The works of two private presses are examined: that of the Santa Monica private printer Jacob Samuel in a book illustrated by Micha Ulmann, and that of Jerusalem ...


Acceptance Remarks, Abraham J. Edelheit (Association Of Jewish Libraries Bibliography Award, 1992) Sep 1994

Acceptance Remarks, Abraham J. Edelheit (Association Of Jewish Libraries Bibliography Award, 1992)

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Register Of Judaica Bibliographies In Progress, Barry D. Walfish Sep 1994

Register Of Judaica Bibliographies In Progress, Barry D. Walfish

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The Jewish Press In France: A Review Of The Contemporary Scene, 1993, Elizabeth Vernon Sep 1994

The Jewish Press In France: A Review Of The Contemporary Scene, 1993, Elizabeth Vernon

Judaica Librarianship

The French Jewish press is a rich and varied one. Many new titles have appeared since Charles Berlin's 1972 survey of the contemporary Jewish press in France, published in the Jewish Book Annual. This article seeks to update the information in that survey. In addition to the Increase in the number of publications, there have been significant changes in the size and format of many publications. While the overall pattern of publication has stayed much the same, there has, however, been a significant increase In the number of scholarly periodicals in Jewish studies, and a rise in the number ...


Index Of Advertisers (1994) Sep 1994

Index Of Advertisers (1994)

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Judaica Library Collection Policies: Arab-American And Muslim-American Literature, Cyma Horowitz Sep 1994

Judaica Library Collection Policies: Arab-American And Muslim-American Literature, Cyma Horowitz

Judaica Librarianship

An overview of the inclusion and treatment of Arab-American literature in a special library primarily concerned with contemporary American Jewish issues, the Blaustein Library of the American Jewish Committee. Mainstream Arab-American literature is interfiled with the regular collection, using a modified Dewey Decimal classification scheme. Extremist material, although housed separately, is classified in the same manner as the regular collection, preceded by a designation signifying literature of an antisemitic nature.


Buying And Selling Hebraica And Judaica: A Guide To The Auction Market For Librarians And Collectors, Elissa Sara Shay Sep 1994

Buying And Selling Hebraica And Judaica: A Guide To The Auction Market For Librarians And Collectors, Elissa Sara Shay

Judaica Librarianship

Auction houses that conduct sales of Hebraica and Judaica offer a variety of services to Judaica libraries and opportunities to Judaica librarians. Through auction, libraries purchase new books, sell duplicate or out-of-scope material, and obtain appraisals of property being donated, acquired, or insured. Judaica librarians benefit by interacting with the auction house specialist, who is a source of information on market trends, and by visiting the exhibitions held prior to auctions for the rare opportunity to examine—firsthand—material which is otherwise unavailable. Auction catalogues of Hebrew and Jewish printed books constitute a rich source for research in this very ...


Appraising Judaica And Hebraica Books: The Treasures On Your Shelves, Maurice S. Tuchman Sep 1994

Appraising Judaica And Hebraica Books: The Treasures On Your Shelves, Maurice S. Tuchman

Judaica Librarianship

The four purposes for which one may need a book appraisal are: income tax and charitable presentation to institutions, insurance, buying and selling, and estate requirements. Some of the criteria used to determine whether it is worthwhile to obtain an appraisal of a book collection are: age, content, illustrations, place of publication, publisher, condition of the items, marginal notes, and previous owners. The evaluation of various items that may be donated to a synagogue or center library—English-language Judaica, Hebrew and Yiddish books, archival and primary source material—is also discussed.


Association Of Jewish Libraries Reference Book Award, 1992 Sep 1994

Association Of Jewish Libraries Reference Book Award, 1992

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Association Of Jewish Libraries Bibliography Award, 1992; Presentation By Peggy K. Pearlstein Sep 1994

Association Of Jewish Libraries Bibliography Award, 1992; Presentation By Peggy K. Pearlstein

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Reference Books Received (1994) Sep 1994

Reference Books Received (1994)

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Index To Volumes 7 And 8, Leah D. Adler Sep 1994

Index To Volumes 7 And 8, Leah D. Adler

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Vol. 8 Front Matter Sep 1994

Vol. 8 Front Matter

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Use Or Non-Use Of Parallel Linking Fields In Rlin For Hebrew-Script Access Points, Rosalie E. Katchen Sep 1994

Use Or Non-Use Of Parallel Linking Fields In Rlin For Hebrew-Script Access Points, Rosalie E. Katchen

Judaica Librarianship

RLIN tagging practice for Hebraic headings is examined in light of cataloging time and efficiency. It is argued that the rule that the roman heading must be a systematic romanization of the Hebrew heading in order for the two to be linked as parallel is inappropriate.


The Rlin Cataloging Category (Cc) Code And Hebraica Cataloging At Yeshiva University Library, Rebecca Malamud Sep 1994

The Rlin Cataloging Category (Cc) Code And Hebraica Cataloging At Yeshiva University Library, Rebecca Malamud

Judaica Librarianship

In doing Hebraica cataloging on RLIN, Yeshiva University (YU) librarians provide full title and statement of responsibility data in the original script. YU catalogers do not, however, provide full romanization of these elements, but stop after the title proper. The Research Libraries Group's definition of cataloging levels requires YU to code its records as less-than-full. It is argued in this paper that the Cataloging Category codes mask the quality of records containing complete bibliographic data in the original script, and that libraries in putting this data are penalized financially.


Research Resources For The Study Of African-American And Jewish Relations, Betty Kaplan Gubert Sep 1994

Research Resources For The Study Of African-American And Jewish Relations, Betty Kaplan Gubert

Judaica Librarianship

Several libraries in New York City have exceptionally rich resources for the study of relations between African Americans and Jewish Americans. The holdings of and access to these collections are discussed; some sources in other parts of the U.S. are mentioned as well. The most important collection is in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. Besides books, there is a vast Clipping File, the unique Kaiser Index, manuscript collections, and some audio and visual materials. The Jewish Division of The New York Public Library has unparalleled holdings of Jewish newspapers from around ...


Reference Works From Israel, 1992–1993, Libby Kahane Sep 1994

Reference Works From Israel, 1992–1993, Libby Kahane

Judaica Librarianship

The directories, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, and bibliographies listed below are part of the collection of the Jewish National and University Library. Most were published in Israel, but some of them are in the Library because it is the Library's aim, as the National Library of the Jewish people, to collect Judaica from all over the world. Some non-Israeli publications that may not have come to the attention of U.S. librarians are therefore included in this list.


Association Of Jewish Libraries Reference Book Award, 1991 Recipients: Gary Mokotoff, Sallyann Amdur Sack, Ann Masnik Sep 1994

Association Of Jewish Libraries Reference Book Award, 1991 Recipients: Gary Mokotoff, Sallyann Amdur Sack, Ann Masnik

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Association Of Jewish Libraries Bibliography Award, 1991 Recipients: Gloria L. Cronin, Blaine H. Hall, And Connie Lamb Sep 1994

Association Of Jewish Libraries Bibliography Award, 1991 Recipients: Gloria L. Cronin, Blaine H. Hall, And Connie Lamb

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Acceptance Remarks (Ajl Reference Book Award, 1992) Sep 1994

Acceptance Remarks (Ajl Reference Book Award, 1992)

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Scatter Of The Literature (1994), Donna Kutnick Sep 1994

Scatter Of The Literature (1994), Donna Kutnick

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Vol. 8 Back Matter Sep 1994

Vol. 8 Back Matter

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.