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New books September 2018

By Vanessa Freedman, on 6 September 2018

Ḥalamish le-maʻayano mayim : meḥḳarim be-ḳabalah, halakhah, minhag ṿe-hagut mugashim li-Prof. Mosheh Ḥalamish = The flint into a fountain of waters : studies in kabbalah, Jewish law, custom and philosophy submitted to Prof. Moshe Hallamish / ʻorkhim, Avi Elḳayam, Ḥavivah Pedayah.
Yerushalayim : Karmel, [776 = 2016]
HEBREW A 6 HAL

Brenner, Michael
In search of Israel : the history of an idea
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
HEBREW FC 15 BRE

Eldar, Eran
ha-Derekh le-’77 : ḳerisatah shel hegmoniyat Mifleget ha-poʻalim 1965-1977.
Tel Aviv : ʻAm ʻoved, [2018]
HEBREW FC 30 ELD

Shavit, Shabtai
Rosh ha-Mosad.
Rishon le-Tsiyon : Yediʻot aḥaronot, [2018]
HEBREW FC 34 SHA

Schreier, Joshua
The merchants of Oran : a Jewish port at the dawn of empire.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
HEBREW GD 29 ORA

ha-Mishnah : lefi ketav yad Ḳaʼufman.
[Yerushalayim] : ha-Aḳademyah la-lashon ha-ʻIvrit, 777- [2017-]
HEBREW QUARTOS RB 10 KAU

New books August 2018

By Vanessa Freedman, on 6 August 2018

Jagodzińska, Agnieszka
“Duszozbawcy”? : misje i literatura Londyńskiego Towarzystwa Krzewienia Chrześcijaństwa wśród Żydów w latach 1808-1939
Kraków : Wydawnictwo Austeria, 2017.

HEBREW A 106 JAG

Ruta, Magdalena
Without Jews? : Yiddish literature in the People’s Republic of Poland on the Holocaust, Poland and Communism.
Kraków : Jagiellonian University Press, 2018.
1st English ed.
YIDDISH C 5 RUT

Kozinitz, Isaac
Afn ṭaykh : a drame in 5 aḳṭn.
Rige : [o. fg.], 1921.
STORE

Basman Ben-Haim, Rivka.
Der shmeykhl fun a boym = Ḥiyukho shel ha-ʻets.
Tel-Oviv : Ḳeshev le-shirah : H. Leyṿiḳ-Farlag, 2016.
STORE

Rubin, Moisés.
Der zeyde un dos eyniḳl : tsum hunderṭ yoriḳn yubileum funm groysn ṿorṭ-ḳinsṭler Sholem Yanḳev Abramoṿiṭsh (Mendele Moykher Sforim) : un tsum tsṿantsiḳsṭn yortsayṭ fun … Sholem Rabinoṿiṭsh (Sholem Aleykhem)
Buenos Ayres : [o. fg.], 1936.
STORE

Medem, Gina.
Di froy : in der heym, in fabriḳ, in gezelshafṭlekhn lebn.
Nyu Yorḳ : Ḳooperaṭiṿer folḳs-farlag fun inṭernatsyonaln arbeṭer ordn, 1937.
STORE

Gorbunov, Kuzʹma.
Dos ayz geyṭ : roman / Yidish, Y. Ḳipnis.
Ḳieṿ : Ḳooperaṭiṿer farlag “Ḳulṭur-lige”, 1390 [i.e. 1930]
STORE

Charney, Daniel.
Mishpoḥeh-khroniḳ : memuarn : ershṭer ṭeyl : ḳinder-yorn, 1888-1901.
Ṿilne : B. Ḳletsḳin, 1927.
STORE

Perlow, Itzjok.
Unṭergang : lider un poemen.
Ṿarshe : Farlag Ḳonṭurn, 1935.
STORE

Patt, Emanuel.
Yidishe ḳinder tsuriḳ tsum lebn.
Nyu Yorḳ : Yidisher arbeṭer ḳomiṭeṭ, 1946.
STORE

Goichberg, Israel.
Ḳamtsa un Bar Ḳamtsa / holtsshniṭn fun Neṭaʻ Ḳozloṿsḳi.
Nyu Yorḳ : Matones̀, 1931.
STORE

Aleḳs, Moysheh ben Tsodeḳ.
Fertsig yohr in Ṿashingṭon, oder, Ṿer iz ṿer.
Ṿashingṭon : [publisher not identified], 1942.
STORE

Batnitzky, Jonathan.
Yiśroel tsṿishn Mizreḥ un Mayrev.
Yohanesburg : farlag “Ḳayor”, 1950.
STORE

Snapshots of Modern Jewish History

By Vanessa Freedman, on 11 July 2018

Phase 3 of the Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections project is now well under way. Last academic year we started a pilot Connected Curriculum initiative in partnership with UCL’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies, where student volunteers helped to enhance the digitised pamphlets with accurate searchable transcriptions. The pilot will continue next academic year: if you’re interested in taking part, contact us for details. The group of volunteers was led by Hebrew & Jewish Studies PhD student William Pimlott, who selected a shortlist of pamphlets for the volunteers to choose from. William has also curated an exhibition, Snapshots of Modern Jewish History. He presented the exhibition to UCL students, staff and members of the public in June as part of UCL Special Collections Presents… and it is now installed in cases outside the Donaldson Room in the Main Library until 13th August. Exhibition case William writes “UCL Special Collections is endowed with remarkable documents that testify to the richness of modern Jewish history. Here we have selected a few that would interest the public and encourage visitors to step deeper into our collections.” Here are the items included in the exhibition, with links to the digitised pamphlets:

  1. Todah ṿe-ḳol zimrah = Form of prayer and thanksgiving for the successes obtained by the troops of Her Majesty and those of her allies in the Crimea … to be used in all the Synagogues of the United Congregations in the British Empire… London: Wertheimer, 1855.

MOCATTA BOUND PAMPHLETS 124, no. 10

Many immigrant British Jews identified proudly with the country they had made their home, and celebrations of military successes were occasions for manifestations of patriotism. This pamphlet is especially interesting as relations between Russia and Britain were important for British Jews due to the large Jewish population in the region.

2. Davis, Israel. Sir Moses Montefiore: a biographical sketch. London: “Jewish Chronicle” Office, 1885. From the library of Albert Montefiore Hyamson.

MOCATTA BOUND PAMPHLETS 103, no. 30MOCATTA BOUND PAMPHLETS 103, no. 30

A towering figure across the world, and viewed by some historians as a crucial figure in the development of Jewish celebrities (some argue that Theodor Herzl took on this mantle), Montefiore lived for over a hundred years and was a crucial actor in British communal politics. His enormous philanthropy made Britain an important player in international Jewish developments too.

 

3. Montefiore, Moses. An appeal on behalf of the famishing Jews in the Holy Land. London: Wertheimer, 1854. Donated to the Mocatta Library by the Guildhall Library London.

MOCATTA BOUND PAMPHLETS 7, no. 1

Long before mass immigration to Palestine started there was a community of Jews in the Middle East that needed international support. This pamphlet calls for help but also plays a secondary function, fostering a sense of Jewish international solidarity.

4. Some account of the two journeys to Russia, undertaken by Sir M. Montefiore, Bart., in 1846 and 1872, to further the interests of the Russian Jews. London: Darling and Son, 1882. From the library of Asher Myers.

MOCATTA BOUND PAMPHLETS 64, no. 5

The demographic and cultural importance of Russian Jewry for international Jewry was indisputable, and the vulnerable situation they faced in Tsarist Russia (and in the context of other nationalisms developing in the region) provoked intense interest and concern for Jews across the world. Montefiore, as a leading international philanthropic Jewish leader, was involved in attempts to help them.

5. Highton, Henry. Syllabus of a course of lectures, addressed especially to Jews, to be delivered in … Whitechapel, London, on the subject of the Messiah as revealed in the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets … [London: s.n., 1844] From the library of Asher Myers

MOCATTA PAMPHLETS A 106 HIG

Letter to editor of the Voice of JacobIncludes a handwritten letter to the editor of the Voice of Jacob, a Jewish newspaper, requesting him to include this syllabus in the next edition, and the editor’s reply, explaining why this would not be appropriate.

The East End of London has had Jewish connections dating back much further than the mass immigration of the 1880s onwards, and as long as there have been Jews there have been attempts by Christians to convert them.

6. The struggle for the Hebrew language in Palestine. Issued in German by the Actions Committee of the Zionist Organization; translated for the Federation of American Zionists. New York: [Federation of American Zionists], 1914. From the library of Albert Montefiore Hyamson.

MOCATTA ZIONIST BOUND PAMPHLETS 9, no. 3

It is now universally accepted that the language of Israel is Hebrew, but in the early pre-State years language was a fiercely contested issue, with many German Jews (and others) arguing that German ought to be the language of its scientific institutions. This pamphlet reports on this conflict (which Hebrew eventually won).

7. La Grande-Bretagne, la Palestine et les Juifs: le peuple juif célèbre sa charte nationale (Great Britain, Palestine and the Jews: the Jewish people celebrates its national charter). [London]: Organisation Sioniste, Bureau de Londres, 1918. From the library of Albert Montefiore Hyamson.

MOCATTA ZIONIST BOUND PAMPHLETS 8, no. 14

The Balfour declaration of 1917 was pivotal in Zionism’s development and the later establishment of the state of Israel. This pamphlet, printed in French, shows how Jewish communities all over the world linked Great Britain (and the Jewish community there) with the future of Zionism.

8. Great Britain. Air Ministry. Dos girangl fun Briṭanye: a din ṿe-ḥeshbn fun der lufṭ‑minisṭerye ṿegn di groyse ṭeg fun 8ṭn oygusṭ bizn 31ṭn oḳṭober 1940 (The Battle of Britain: an account from the Air Ministry about the greats days from the 8th of August to the 31st of October). Souvenir copy commemorating the Battle of Britain, in aid of the R.A.F. Benevolent Fund. [London: Galil Pub. Co., 1942?]

MOCATTA BOXED PAMPHLETS A 103 JEW

MOCATTA BOXED PAMPHLETS A 103 JEW

Yiddish was once a much more widely spoken language in Britain than it is today: there were newspapers, literary journals, weekly publications, theatres and artistic clubs and groups. This information pamphlet in Yiddish printed by the Government was designed to inform British Yiddish speakers (and perhaps those abroad) about one of the most crucial aerial battles of all time.

New books July 2018

By Vanessa Freedman, on 9 July 2018

Satri nidaḥim (Conference) (2009 : Jerusalem)
Satri nidaḥim : Yehudim ʻim zehuyot ḥavuyot / ʻorkhim, Avi Elḳayam ṿe-Yosef Ḳaplan.
Yerushalayim : Mekhon Ben-Tsevi le-ḥeḳer ḳehilot Yiśraʼel ba-Mizraḥ, 776 = 2016.

HEBREW A 6 ELQ

Visualizing Jews through the ages : literary and material representations of Jewishness and Judaism / edited by Hannah Ewence and Helen Spurling.
New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.

HEBREW A 6 EWE

World War I and the Jews : conflict and transformations in Europe, the Middle East, and America / edited by Marsha L. Rozenblit and Jonathan Karp.
New York : Berghahn Books, [2017]

HEBREW A 80 ROZ

Klenovský, Jaroslav
Brno židovské : historie a památky židovského osídlení města Brna = Jewish Brno : history and monuments of the Jewish settlement in Brno
Praha : Grada Publishing, 2016.

HEBREW DJ 29 BRN

Lipszyc, Rywka
Rywka’s diary : the writings of a Jewish girl from the Lodz Ghetto, found at Auschwitz in 1945 and published seventy years later / edited by Anita Friedman and originally published by Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco ; translated from the Polish by Malgorzata Markoff ; with annotations by Ewa Wiatr.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]

HEBREW EP 14 LIP

Kazimierz vel Kuzmir : miasteczko różnych snów / wybór, opracowanie i przedmowa, Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska.
Lublin : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, 2010.

HEBREW EP 29 KAZ

Zalḳin, Mordekhai.
Mara de-atra? : rav u-ḳehilah bi-teḥum ha-moshav
Yerushalayim : Hotsaʼat sefarim ʻa. sh. Y.L. Magnes, ha-Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit, 777 = 2017.

HEBREW ER 13 ZAL

Yiśraʼel / Falasṭin : meḥḳarim be-ʻiḳvot masaʻo ha-madaʻi shel Barukh Ḳimerling / ba-ʻarikhat Ḳeren Or Shlezinger, Gadi Algazi, ṿe-Yaron Ezraḥi.
Yerushalayim : Hotsaʼat sefarim ʻa. sh. Y.L. Magnes, ha- Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit, [778 = 2017]

HEBREW FC 6 KIM

Eldar, Ilan
ha-Balshanut ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yeme ha-Benayim : ṭeḳsṭim u-meḥḳarim.
Yerushalayim : Hotsaʼat sefarim ʻa. sh. Y.L. Magnes, ha-Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit, [776, that is 2016]

HEBREW P 8 ELD

Yuditsky, Alexey Eliyahu
Diḳduḳ ha-ʻIvrit shel taʻatiḳe Origenes.
[Israel] : ha-Aḳademyah la-lashon ha-ʻIvrit, [777 = 2017]

HEBREW P 10 YUD

Weiss, Steven J.
Otsar Pirḳe Avot : biblyografiyah shel perushim le-Masekhet Avot she-nidpesu mi-shenat 245 (1485) ʻad shenat 775 (2015).
Los Ang’eles ; Yerushalayim : Hotsaʼat Ṿa-yelaḳeṭ Yosef Shelomoh Ḳohelet, 776 = 2016.

HEBREW QUARTOS RB 300 WEI

Ketsad mevarkhin : Berakhot pereḳ shishi min ha-Talmud ha-Bavli : ʻim parshanut ʻal derekh ha-meḥḳar / me-et Mosheh Benovits.
Yerushalayim : ha-Igud le-farshanut ha-Talmud, 775 = 2015.

HEBREW FOLIOS RD 210 IGU

Midrash Ḳohelet rabah 1-6 : mahadurah biḳortit ʻal pi kitve yad ṿe-ḳitʻe Genizah / ʻim mavo, masoret ha-midrash, ḥilufe nusaḥ u-ferush me-et Menaḥem Hirshman ; be-siyuʻo shel Shaʼul Barukhi.
Yerushalayim : Mifʻal ha-midrash shele-yad Mekhon Shekhṭer le-madʻe ha-Yahadut, 777 = 2016.

HEBREW RM 30 HIR

Ḳalonimus Ḳalmish ben Elimelekh
Derashot mi-shenot ha-zaʻam : derashot ha-Admor mi-Piʼasetsnah be-Geṭo Ṿarshah, 700-702.
Yerushalayim : ha-Mikhlalah ha-aḳademit Hertsog, Rashut ha-meḥḳar, 777 [2017]

HEBREW RN 10 SHA

Niehoff, Maren
Philo of Alexandria : an intellectual biography.
New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2018]

HEBREW RT 10 NIE

Roṭman, Daṿid
Draḳonim, shedim u-meḥozot ḳesumim : ʻal ha-mufla ba-sipur ha-ʻivri bi-yeme ha-benayim.
Ḥevel Modiʻin : Devir : Heḳsherim, ha-Makhon le-ḥeḳer ha-sifrut ṿeha-tarbut ha-Yehudit ṿeha-Yiśreʼelit, Universiṭat Ben-Guryon ba-Negev, [777 = 2016]

HEBREW SA 5 ROT

Lieber, Laura Suzanne
Jewish Aramaic poetry from late antiquity : translations and commentaries.
Leiden : Brill, [2018]

HEBREW SA 40 LIE

Merḥav sifruti ʻAravi-ʻIvri / ʻorkhim, Ḥanan Ḥever, Maḥmud Kaiʼal
Yerushalayim : Hotsaʼat Mekhon Ṿan Lir, [777 = 2016]

HEBREW SE 6 HEV

Ben-Dov, Nitza
Ḥaye milḥamah : ʻal tsava, neḳamah, shekhol ṿe-todaʻat ha-milḥamah ba-prozah ha-Yiśreʼelit.
Yerushalayim ; Tel-Aviv : Shoḳen. [776, that is 2016]

HEBREW SE 200 BEN

Tsal, Naama
Hem dibru bi-leshonam : ha-poʼeṭiḳah shel Yehoshuʻa Ḳenaz.
Yerushalayim : Hotsaʼat sefarim ʻa. sh. Y.L. Magnes, ha-Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit, [776, that is 2016]

HEBREW SE 249 KEN:TSA

Tastes of faith : Jewish eating in the United States / Steven J. Ross, editor ; Leah Hochman, guest editor ; Lisa Ansell, associate editor.
West Lafayette, Indiana : Published by the Purdue University Press for the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, [2017]

HEBREW W 45 HOC

Yosha, Nissim
Anus be-ḥevle Mashiaḥ : teʼologyah, filosofyah ṿe-meshiḥiyut be-haguto shel Avraham Mikhaʼel Ḳardoso.
Yerushalayim : Mekhon Ben-Tsevi le-ḥeḳer ḳehilot Yiśraʼel ba-Mizraḥ, Yad Yitsḥaḳ Ben-Tsevi, 776 = 2015.

HEBREW W 235 CAR:YOS

Ḥabad : hisṭoryah, hagut ṿe-dimui = Habad hasidisim : history, thought, image / ʻorkhim, Yonatan Meʼir, Gadi Śagiv.
Yerushalayim : Merkaz Zalman Shazar le-ḥeḳer toldot ha-ʻam ha-Yehudi, [12/2016]

HEBREW W 250 MEI

Lachs, Vivi
Whitechapel noise : Jewish immigrant life in Yiddish song and verse, London 1884-1914.
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2018]

YIDDISH C 5 LAC

Finkin, Jordan D.
Exile as home : the cosmopolitan poetics of Leyb Naydus / including a critical essay by Naftoli Vaynig.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Hebrew Union College Press : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]

YIDDISH C 200 NAI:FIN

Anctil, Pierre
Jacob Isaac Segal (1896-1954) : a Montreal Yiddish poet and his milieu / translated by Vivian Felsen.
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, [2017]

YIDDISH C 200 SEG:ANC

 

New books June 2018

By Vanessa Freedman, on 11 June 2018

Weber, Ilse
Dancing on a powder keg / translated from the German, and foreword, by Michal Schwartz ; afterword by Ulrike Migdal ; essay on Thesesienstadt by Ruth Bondy.
Charlottetown, PE, Canada : Bunim & Bannigan, [2016]
HEBREW A 134 WEB

Cogan, Mordechai
Understanding Hezekiah of Judah : rebel king and reformer
Jerusalem, Israel : Carta Jerusalem, 2017.
HEBREW A 16 COG

Dewrell, Heath D.
Child sacrifice in ancient Israel
Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2017.
HEBREW A 16 DEW

Wise, Michael Owen
Language and literacy in Roman Judaea : a study of the Bar Kokhba documents
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
HEBREW A 17 WIS

Yad Mosheh : meḥḳarim be-toldot ha-Yehudim be-artsot ha-Islam muḳdashim le-zikhro shel Mosheh Gil /ʻorkhim Yoram Erder, Elinoʻar Bareḳet, Meʼirah Polyaḳ
[Tel Aviv] : Universiṭat Tel Aviv, 778 = 2018.
HEBREW A 6 GIL

Space and Spatiality in Modern German-Jewish History / edited by Simone Lässig and Miriam Rürup
New York : Berghahn, 2017.
HEBREW A 6 LAS

From antiquity to the postmodern world : contemporary Jewish studies in Canada / edited by Daniel Maoz and Andrea Gondos
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
HEBREW A 6 MAO

Asif le-Yasif : meḥḳarim be-folḳlor uve-madaʻe ha-Yahadut li-khevod Profesor ʻEli Yasif /ʻorkhim, Ṭovah Rozen, Nili Aryeh-Sapir, Tsafi Zevah-Elran, Dudu Roṭman
[Tel Aviv] : Universiṭat Tel Aviv, 777 = 2017.
HEBREW A 6 YAS

Myers, David N.
The stakes of history : on the use and abuse of Jewish history for life
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
HEBREW A 8 MYE

Kaspit, Ben
The Netanyahu years / translated by Ora Cummings.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2017.
HEBREW B 20 NET:CAS

Diner, Hasia R.
Julius Rosenwald : repairing the world
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, [2017]
HEBREW B 20 ROS:DIN

Lang, Colin
Divided we stand : a journey with Judge Israel Finestein QC / introduction by Todd M. Endelmann.
London : Vallentine Mitchell, 2017.
HEBREW BA 6 LAN

Efron, John M.
German Jewry and the allure of the Sephardic
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
HEBREW DD 50 EFR

Rudberg, Pontus
The Swedish Jews and the Holocaust
London : New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
HEBREW EG 5 RUD

Nazism, the Holocaust, and the Middle East : Arab and Turkish responses / edited by Francis R. Nicosia and Boğaç A. Ergene
New York : Berghahn Books, 2018.
HEBREW FA 60 NIC

Lemire, Vincent
Jerusalem 1900 : the Holy City in the age of possibilities / translated by Catherine Tihanyi and Lys Ann Weiss
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2017]
HEBREW FC 24 LEM

An oral history of the Palestinian Nakba / Edited by Nahla Abdo and Nur Masalha.
London, UK : ZED, 2018.
HEBREW FC 4 ABD

Trachtenberg, Barry
The United States and the Nazi Holocaust : race, refuge, and remembrance
London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2018.
HEBREW L 11 TRA

Ferziger, Adam S.
Beyond sectarianism : the realignment of American Orthodox Judaism
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2015]
HEBREW L 52 FER

Sharvit, Shim’on
Torat ha-hegeh shel leshon ḥakhamim : (masad netunim)
[Jerusalem] : ha-Aḳademyah la-lashon ha-ʻIvrit, [776 = 2016]
HEBREW P 20 SHA

Van der Merwe, C. H. J., Jacobus A. Naudé and Jan H. Kroeze.
A biblical Hebrew reference grammar
London : T&T Clark, 2017.
Second edition.
HEBREW P 5 MER

Firth, David.
1 & 2 Samuel : an introduction and study guide : a kingdom comes
London : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2017.
HEBREW QM 22 FIR

Grabbe, Lester L.
1 & 2 Kings : an introduction and study guide : history and story in ancient Israel
London ; New York : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
HEBREW QM 23 GRA

Reading Ecclesiastes intertextually / edited by Katharine Dell and Will Kynes.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016.
HEBREW QM 49 DEL

Holocaust history and the readings of Ka-Tzetnik / edited by Annette F. Timm.
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
HEBREW SE 249 KAT:TIM

Cohen, Joshua
Moving kings
London: Fitzcarraldo Editions 2017
HEBREW TE 202 COH

Elgvin, Torleif
The literary growth of the song of songs during the Hasmonean and Early-Herodian periods
Leuven : Peeters, 2018.
HEBREW W 142 ELG

Biale, David,  David Assaf, Benjamin Brown, Uriel Gellman, Samuel C. Heilman, Moshe Rosman, Gadi Sagiv, and Marcin Wodzinski
Hasidism : a new history / with an afterword by Arthur Green.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
HEBREW W 250 BIA

Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions / edited by Julia R. Lieberman and Michal Jan Rozbicki
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
HEBREW W 50 LIE

Dauber, Jeremy Asher.
Jewish comedy : a serious history
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
HEBREW W 580 DAU

Guri, I.
Matai Yehudi tsoḥeḳ : me-otsar ha-humor be-Yidish = Ṿen lakhṭ a Id : Yidisher humor = When a Jew laughs : Yiddish humour = Kogda evrei sme︠iu︠︡ts︠︡ia︡ : evreïskiï ︠iu︡mor
Yerushalayim : Universiṭah ha-ʻivrit bi-Yerushalayim, ha-Ḥug le-limudim Germaniyim, Rusiyim u-Mizraḥ Eropiyim, 2016.
YIDDISH A 11 GUR

Gavohah min ha-paḥad ashir : asupah du-leshonit : meʼah shenot shirat Yidish / orkhim, Ṿʻelṿl Ṭshernin, Yaʻel Leṿi, Yoram Nisinovits ; tsiyurim, Shemuʼel Baḳ.
Yerushalayim : Mashiv ha-ruaḥ, 777 = 2016.
YIDDISH C 10 CHE

Solomon Zebi Hirsch, of Aufhausen
Yudisher Theriak : an early modern Yiddish defense of Judaism / edited and translated by Morris M. Faierstein
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2016]
YIDDISH C 100 SOL

Berger, Sholem
One nation taken out of another / Zackary Sholem Berger = Eyn folḳ aroysgenumen fun tsṿeyten / Sholem Berger.
Baltimore, Maryland : Apprentice House, Loyola University Maryland, [2014]
YIDDISH C 200 BER

Bergelson, David
Judgment : a novel / translated from the Yiddish by Harriet Murav and Sasha Senderovich.
Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2017]
YIDDISH C 200 BER

Wasserman, Lyuba
Baym yam un baym ṭaykh : lider
[Tel Aviv] : H. Leyṿiḳ-Farlag [2015]
YIDDISH C 200 WAS

Caplan, Debra
Yiddish Empire : the Vilna troupe, Jewish theater, and the art of itinerancy
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
YIDDISH C 30 CAP

Singer, Israel Joshua
Et Wolf fils de Hersh devint Willy : roman / traduit du yiddish par Charbonnel-Grinhaus
Paris : Éditions de l’antilope, [2016]
STORE

Yiddish after 1945 / edited by Marion Aptroot.
Amsterdam : Menasseh ben Israel Institute, 2018.
STORE

New books April-May 2018

By Vanessa Freedman, on 14 May 2018

The Jews : a history.
John M. Efron
London : Routledge. Second edition / John Efron, Steven Weitzman, Matthias Lehmann.  2016
Online access

“Where shall wisdom be found?” : a grammatical tribute to Professor Stephen A. Kaufman / edited by Hélène M. Dallaire, Benjamin J. Noonan, and Jennifer E. Noonan.
Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2017.

HEBREW A 6 KAU

The Italia Judaica Jubilee conference / edited by Shlomo Simonsohn, Joseph Shatzmiller.
Leiden [etc.] : Brill, 2013.

HEBREW A 6 SIM

Ayala, Amor
Los sefardíes de Bulgaria : estudio y edición crítica de la obra “Notas istorikas” de Avraam Moshe Tadjer.
Berlin : De Gruyter, [2017]

HEBREW DS 5 TAD

he-ʻAśor ha-reviʻi : 738-748 / ha-ʻorkhim: Yeḥiʼam Ṿits, Tsevi Tsameret.
Yerushalayim : Yad Yitsḥaḳ Ben-Tsevi, c2016.

HEBREW FC 15 VAI

Marglin, Jessica M.
Across legal lines : Jews and Muslims in modern Morocco.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]

HEBREW GE 5 MAR

Advances in biblical Hebrew linguistics : data, methods, and analyses / edited by Adina Moshavi and Tania Notarius.
Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2017.

HEBREW P 6 MOS

The trilingual literature of Polish Jews from different perspectives : in memory of I.L. Peretz / edited by Alina Molisak and Shoshana Ronen.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

HEBREW Q 5 MOL

Boyarin, Daniel
The Talmud : a personal take ; selected essays / edited by Tal Hever-Chybowski.
Tübingen, Germany : Mohr Siebeck, [2017]

HEBREW RD 6 BOY

Oberlander, Baruch, and Shmotkin, Elkanah
Early years : the formative years of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, as told by documents and archival data : 662-689, 1902-1929.
[Brooklyn, New York] : Jewish Educational Media, [2016]

HEBREW W 250 SCH

Rashkịn, Leyb
The people of Godlbozhits / translated from the Yiddish by Jordan Finkin ; with an introduction by David Rechter.
Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2017.
YIDDISH C 200 RAS

Frakes, Jerold C.
The emergence of early Yiddish literature : cultural translation in Ashkenaz.
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]

YIDDISH C 5 FRA

Hoffman, Miriam
A breed apart : reflections of a young refugee : a miraculous escape from Russia : from DP camp to Columbia University and beyond.
Coral Springs, Florida : Yiddishkayt Press, 2017.

YIDDISH D 500 HOF

Seyfer Lasḳazsheṿ un Soboleṿ / [redaḳtsye-ḳomiṭeṭ, P. Guṭmarḳ … [u.a.].
[France] : Aroysgegebn fun der Gezelshafṭ Lasḳazsheṿ-Soboleṿ in Franḳraykh, [198-?]

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Markowitz, Endel
The encyclopedia Yiddishanica : a compendium of Jewish memorabilia : an anthology of Jewish history,
[United States] : Haymark Publications, Inc., [1980]

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Trial access to The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization

By Vanessa Freedman, on 12 April 2018

UCL has trial access to The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization until 12th May 2018.

Founded by Louis Littman in memory of his father to explore, explain, and perpetuate the Jewish heritage, The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization published its first book in 1965. It has gone on to publish many highly regarded titles, and has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading publishers in the field.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject liaison librarian.

New books January-March 2018

By Vanessa Freedman, on 28 March 2018

Jacobson, Abigail, and Moshe Naor
Oriental neighbors : Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in mandatory Palestine
Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2017]

HEBREW FC 14 JAC

Novik, Nimrod
The United States and Israel : domestic determinants of a changing U.S. commitment.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1986.

HEBREW FC 15 NOV

Gewirtz, Jason.
Israel’s edge : the story of the IDF’s most elite unit – Talpiot.
Jerusalem, Israel : Gefen Publishing House Ltd., [2016]

HEBREW FC 34 GEW

Bashkin, Orit
Impossible exodus : Iraqi Jews in Israel.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]

HEBREW FC 41 BAS

Handbook of Jewish languages / edited by Lily Kahn, Aaron D. Rubin.
Leiden : Brill, [2017]
Revised and updated edition.

HEBREW PR 5 KAH

Cohen, Mark R.
Maimonides and the merchants : Jewish law and society in the medieval Islamic world.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]

HEBREW RH 60 COH

Afterman, Adam.
“And they shall be one flesh” : on the language of mystical union in Judaism.
Leiden : Brill, [2016]

HEBREW RS 5 AFT

A people apart : chosenness and ritual in Jewish philosophical thought / edited by Daniel H. Frank.
Albany : State University of New York Press, [1993]

HEBREW RT 6 FRA

Jewish writers of Latin America : a dictionary / edited by Darrell B. Lockhart.
New York : Routledge, 2013.

HEBREW SE 5 LOC

Grossman, Maxine L.
Reading for history in the Damascus document : a methodological study.
Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, [2002]

HEBREW W 142 GRO

Heilman, Samuel C.
Who will lead us? : the story of five Hasidic dynasties in America.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]

HEBREW W 250 HEI

Frakes, Jerold C.
A guide to old literary Yiddish.
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.

YIDDISH B 5 FRA

Sandler, Boris.
Red shoes for Rachel : three novellas / translated from the Yiddish by Barnett Zumof
Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2017.

YIDDISH C 200 SAN

Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections: phase 3

By Vanessa Freedman, on 27 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that Phase 3 of the Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections project is now under way, after a successful funding application. In the first two phases of the project (2014-2017), we

  • catalogued 5,338 pamphlets
  • conserved 523 pamphlets
  • digitised 172 pamphlets
Title page

Eliassof, Herman. Souvenir of the Centenial Anniversary of the Birthday of Sir Moses Montefiore, Bart. Mocatta Bound Pamphlets Vol 102, No 6

 

In the third phase we plan to:

  • produce fully accurate embedded transcriptions of the digitised pamphlets to make them accessible to a wider and non-specialist audience
  • enhance the metadata that accompanies the digital images
  • catalogue around 3,000 boxed pamphlets, which come from various sources and cover a wide variety of subjects
  • digitise more pamphlets, producing around 4,000 digital images

We are also collaborating with UCL’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies on a pilot Connected Curriculum initiative, where student volunteers are producing transcriptions of individual pamphlets. Later in the year there will be an exhibition of these pamphlets including interpretation of the images by the students.

New books December 2017

By Vanessa Freedman, on 4 January 2018

The Palgrave dictionary of medieval Anglo-Jewish history / Joe and Caroline Hillaby.
Houndmills, Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
HEBREW REF BA 10 HIL

Druks, Herbert
The uncertain friendship : the U.S. and Israel from Roosevelt to Kennedy.
Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, 2000.
HEBREW FC 15 DRU

US-Israeli relations in a new era : issues and challenges after 9/11 / edited by Eytan Gilboa and Efraim Inbar.
London : Routledge, 2009.
HEBREW FC 15 GIL

Manṣūr, Kamīl
Beyond alliance : Israel in U.S. foreign policy
New York : Columbia University Press, [1994]
HEBREW FC 15 MAN

Van Pelt, Miles V.
Basics of Biblical Aramaic : complete grammar, lexicon, and annotated text
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, ©2011.
HEBREW PR 305 VAN

Maimonides, Moses.
Sheʼelot u-teshuvot Rabenu Mosheh ben Maimon “Peʼer ha-dor”
Yerushalayim : Mekhon Or ha-Mizraḥ 744 [1983 or 1984]
Mahadurah ḥadashah metuḳenet, 754
HEBREW RH 520 MOS

Jewish mystical leaders and leadership in the 13th century / [edited by] Moshe Idel, Mortimer Ostow.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005.
HEBREW RS 6 IDE

The Jewish Wardrobe : from the collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem / edited by Esther Juhasz.
Milan : 5 Continents Editions ; Jerusalem : The Israel Museum, 2012.
HEBREW QUARTOS W 45 JUH

Ḳaminsḳi, Y.
Ikh lern zikh Yidish : a leyen-un shpil-bukh far onfanger.
New York : Bildungs-ḳomiṭeṭ fun Arbeṭer-ring, 1945.
4. oyfl.
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