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New Books July-October 2016

By Vanessa Freedman, on 14 November 2016

Multiple identities in Jewish education / Jen Glaser, David Mittelberg & Erik H. Cohen. Tel Aviv : The Kalman Center for Jewish Education, [2013].
HEBREW A 6 GLA

Languages of modern Jewish cultures : comparative perspectives / Joshua L. Miller and Anita Norich, editors. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016]
HEBREW A 6 MIL

Die Judenfrage der Gegenwart : Dokumentensammlung / herausgegeben unter der Redaktion von Leon Chasanowitsch und Leo Motzkin. Stockholm, Bokförlaget Judäa a.b., 1919.
HEBREW A 89 CHA

Ḳehilot Yiśraʼel she-ḥarvu ba-Shoʼah / ʻorekh, Avraham Ḳlevan. Yerushalayim : Yad ṿa-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Shoʼah ṿela-gevurah, 742 = 1982.
HEBREW A 132 KLE

Soyinka, Susan. From East End to Land’s End : the evacuation of Jews’ Free School, London, to Mousehole in Cornwall during World War Two. Derby : Derby Books Publishing Company Limited, 2010.
HEBREW BA 50 SOY

Grabski, August. Centralny Komitet Żydów w Polsce (1944-1950) : historia polityczna. Warszawa : Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma, 2015.
HEBREW EP 45 GRA

Cohen, Hillel. Tarpaṭ : shenat ha-efes ba-sikhsukh ha-Yehudi-ʻArvi. Yerushalayim : Keter, c2013.
HEBREW FC 14 COH

Mahler, Gregory S. Politics and government in Israel : the maturation of a modern state. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
HEBREW FC 30 MAH

Vinig, Marlyn. ha-Ḳolnoʻa ha-ḥaredi. Tel Aviv : Resling, c2011.
HEBREW FC 50 VIN

Maadia, Meira. Le-hatsliaḥ be-ʻIvrit! = To succeed in Hebrew. Ramat Gan : Meʼirah Maʻadiah, 2009-
HEBREW QUARTOS P 5 MAA

Kalmanofsky, Amy. Dangerous sisters of the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2014]
HEBREW QM 7 KAL

Aejmelaeus, Anneli. On the trail of the Septuagint translators : collected essays. Leuven : Peeters, 2007.
HEBREW QM 11 AEJ

Halperin, Dalia-Ruth. Illuminating in micrography : the Catalan micrography maḥzor-MS Heb 8o 6527 in the National Library of Israel. Leiden : Brill, 2013.
HEBREW RP 23 HAL

Moses ben Shem Tov, de Leon. Sefer Mishkan ha-ʻedut / hehedir ʻal pi kitve yad, heḳdim mevoʼot ṿe-hosif heʻarot Avishai Bar-Asher. Los Ang’eles : Hotsaʼat Keruv, 774 = 2013.
HEBREW RS 35

Shaked, Gershon. Modern Hebrew fiction / translated from the Hebrew by Yael Lotan ; edited and adapted by Emily Miller Budick ; bibliography compiled by Jessica Cohen. New Milford, CT : The Toby Press LLC, 2008.
HEBREW SE 200 SHA

Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron. Prayers of a heretic : poems = Tfiles̀ fun an apiḳoyres. Austin, TX : Plain View Press, [2013]
HEBREW TE 42 TAU

Asimov, Isaac. Puzzles of the Black Widowers. Toronto : Bantam Books, 1991.
HEBREW TE 202 ASI

Asimov, Isaac. Asimov’s mysteries. Frogmore, St Albans, Herts : Panther Books Ltd, 1969.
HEBREW TE 202 ASI

Bergman, Andrew. Hollywood and LeVine. New York : Harper & Row, 1983.
HEBREW TE 202 BER

Bergman, Andrew. The big kiss-off of 1944 : a Jack LeVine mystery. London : Arrow Books, 1976.
HEBREW TE 202 BER

Block, Lawrence. The Matt Scudder mysteries. London : Orion, 1997.
HEBREW TE 202 BLO

Block, Lawrence. The devil knows you’re dead. London : Phoenix, 1996.
HEBREW TE 202 BLO

Coben, Harlan. Long lost. London : Orion Books Ltd., 2009
HEBREW TE 202 COB

Cunningham, E. V. Helen. London : Pan Books Ltd, 1968.
HEBREW TE 202 CUN

Cunningham, E. V. Sylvia. London : Corgi Books, 1971.
HEBREW TE 202 CUN

Davidson, Lionel. Kolymsky heights. London : Mandarin, 1995.
HEBREW TE 202 DAV

Ebersohn, Wessel. Divide the night. New York : Vintage Books, 1982.
HEBREW TE 202 EBE

Engel, Howard. Murder sees the light. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin Books, 1985.
HEBREW TE 202 ENG

Engleman, Paul. Dead in center field. New York : Ballantine Books, 1983.
HEBREW TE 202 ENG

Engel, Howard. Murder on location. New York : Penguin Books, 1986.
HEBREW TE 202 ENG

Engel, Howard. A victim must be found. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin Books, 1989.
HEBREW TE 202 ENG

Estleman, Loren D. Sugartown. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin Books, 1987.
HEBREW TE 202 EST

Estleman, Loren D. Lady yesterday. New York : Ballantine Books, 1988.
HEBREW TE 202 EST

Estleman, Loren D. Every brilliant eye. New York : Fawcett Crest, 1987.
HEBREW TE 202 EST

Block, Lawrence. Step by step : a pedestrian memoir. New York : HarperLuxe, [2009]
HEBREW TE 350 BLO

Decout, Maxime. Écrire la judéité : enquête sur un malaise dans la littérature française. Seyssel : Champ Vallon, [2015]
HEBREW TM 5 DEC

Chamiel, Ephraim. The middle way : the emergence of modern religious trends in nineteenth-century Judaism : responses modernity in the philosophy of Z.H. Chajes, S.R. Hirsch, and S.D. Luzzatto. Volume 1. Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2014.
HEBREW W 15 CHA

Joskowicz, Ari. The modernity of others : Jewish anti-Catholicism in Germany and France. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]
HEBREW W 80 JOS

Kopciowski, Adam. Wos hert zich in der prowinc? : prasa żydowska na Lubelszczyźnie i jej największy dziennik “Lubliner Tugblat”. Lublin : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, 2015.
STORE 16-0718/154

Eisenberg, Josy and Daniel Epstein. Fils de roi, fils d’esclave : un conte de rabbi Nahman de Braslav. [Paris] : Albin Michel, [2010]
STORE 16-0718/155

Singer, Israel Joshua. De fer et d’acier : roman / traduit du yiddish par Monique Charbonnel-Grinhaus. [Paris] : Éditions Denoël, [2015]
STORE 16-0718/156

Abramovitch, Raphael R. and A. Menes. Leyenbukh tsu der geshikhṭe fun Yiśroel. v. 1. Berlin : Ṿosṭoḳ, 1923.
STORE 16-0725/01

Sutzkever, Abraham. Aquarium vert : brefs récits / traduit du yiddish par Batia Baum; postface Heather Valencia. Paris : Bibliothèque Medem, c2013.
STORE

Contes yiddish de Chelm à Varsovie / contes choisis et traduits par Sarah Schulmann. Paris : École des loisirs, 2000
STORE

Algemeyne geshikhṭe : far idishe grunṭshuln / iberzetsṭ loyṭ P. Zaliṭis ; Sh. Z. Paul, Sh. Sḳuṭelsḳi. Hesofeh: Ḳitsur fun Idisher geshikhṭe / tsunoyfgeshṭelṭ fun Sh. Z. Paul un Sh. Sḳuṭelsḳi. Rige : Farlag “Logos”, 699 = 1938.
STORE

Liṭerarishe khresṭomaṭye : farn VII lernyor fun der Poliṭekhnisher shul / tsunoyfgeshṭelṭ O. Holdes un F. Shames. Kharḳov : Melukhe-farlag far di Natsyonale minderhayṭn in U.S.R.R., 1934.
STORE

Goscinny. Der ḳleyner Niḳola : af Yidish / Rene Gosini, Zshon-Zshaḳ Sempe ; ibergezetsṭ fun Frantseyzish durkh Sharon Bar-Kokhva un Zshil Rozie. Paris : IMAV éditions, 2013.
STORE

Peretz, Isaac Leib. A gilgl fun a nign : tsṿantsiḳ holtsshniṭn / inspirirṭ fun der ḥsidisher geshikhṭe fun Y.L. Perets ; A. Ḳolniḳ. Pariz : [publisher not identified] 1948.
STORE

Aronson, Boris. Marḳ Shagal / Idish, Ben-Barukh. Berlin: Idisher liṭerarisher farlag, 1924.
STORE

Milḥamah ṿe-shalom be-Erets Yiśraʼel = Ḳrig un friden in Erts-Iśroel = War and peace in Palestine : albom le-zikaron meha-yamim ha-rishonim shel ha-Tsiyonut ʻad ha-zeman ha-zeh … / osef temunot u-veʼurim bi-yede Y. Ṭriṿaḳs. Tel-Aviv : Bet hotsaʼat sefarim “Tel-Aviv”, 1930.
STORE

Peretz, Isaac Leib. Di goldene ḳeyṭ : a ḥsidishe familyen-drame : in ṿaysen ferz. [Warsaw? : s.n.], 1909.
STORE

Fajgenbaum, M. J. Podliashe in umḳum : noṭitsn fun ḥurbn. Minkhen : Aroysgegebn fun der Tsenṭraler hisṭorisher ḳomisye baym Ts. ḳ. fun di bafrayṭe Yidn in der Ameriḳaner Zone in Dayṭshland, 1948.
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Shifris, M. Di reṿolutsye ṿeṭ ḳumen. [New York?] : Inṭernatsyonaln arbeṭer ordn, [19–]
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS C 200 SHI

Hagadah shel Pesaḥ : miṭ a sotsyalisṭishen nuseḥ. Podgurzsh : Ferlag “Der Sotsyaldemoḳraṭ”, 1919.
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS D 50 HAG

Af der shṿel : zamelhefṭen fun tsayṭ tsu tsayṭ. Heft eyns. Berlin : [publisher not identified,] 1918.
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS D 100 POA

Rosenfeld, Moshe N. Jewish printing in Wilhermsdorf : a concise bibliography of Hebrew and Yiddish publications printed in Wilhermsdorf between 1670 and 1739, showing aspects of Jewish life in Mittelfranken three centuries ago : based on public & private collections and genizah discoveries / with an appendix, ‘Archival notes’ by Ralf Rossmeissl. London : M.N. Rosenfeld, 1995.
YIDDISH QUARTOS A 16 ROS

Bordin, Hanan. English-Yidish ṿerṭerbukh fun ṭoponimen = English-Yiddish dictionary of place-names / Tel-Aviv: Bedeḳ-medya-grup, [775=2015]
YIDDISH B 2 BOR

Borenshṭeyn, S. Fun ṿayṭe ṿelṭ-ṭeyln. ḳinder mayselekh. Shiḳago, Il. : Farlag M. Tseshinsḳi, 1936.
YIDDISH C 200 BOR

Galai, Daniyel. In shpas, in ʻernsṭ un in tsṿishn… : saṭires un ḳleynbine-shafungen. Tel-Aviv : H. Leṿiḳ-Farlag, 774 = 2013.
YIDDISH C 200 GAL

Kobrin, Leon. A Lithuanian village / authorized translation from the Yiddish by Isaac Goldberg. New York : Brentano’s Publishers, [1920]
YIDDISH C 200 KOB

Kotli͡ar, Iosif. Far ḳind un ḳeyṭ. Ḳiyeṿ : Melukhe-farlag far di Natsyonale minderhayṭn in USSR, 1940.
YIDDISH C 200 KOT

Simon, Solomon. Dos ḳluge shnayderl /  ilusṭrirṭ fun Y. Fridlender. Nyu Yorḳ : Farlag Matones̀, 1949.
YIDDISH C 200 SIM

Wiegand, Haike Beruriah. Tsi hoṭ ir gezen mayn tsig? un andere lider : tsṿeyshprakhiḳ liderbukh Yidish – English = Have you seen my goat? and other poems. Tel-Aviv : H. Leyṿiḳ-farlag, 2012.
YIDDISH C 200 WIE

Sternharz, Nathan. Las cartas del Rabí Natán de Breslov : (Alim liTerufá = Hojas para curación). Volumen 1, (1806–1834) / traducido al español por Guillermo Beilinson. Jerusalem : Breslov Research Institute, [2015]
YIDDISH D 140 NAH

Tales from the conservation studio

By Vanessa Freedman, on 10 November 2016

Poem before conservationOne of the trickiest items to conserve as part of our Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections project has been an 18th century Hebrew wedding poem (De Sola Pamphlets 17, item 15). This poem, from Livorno, celebrates the marriage of Joshua and Esther Recanati. We needed to do a bit of detective work to conserve it correctly.

Poem before conservation (close-up)At some point in its history, the poem had been cut in two. The two halves had been taped together, but closer inspection revealed that the text did not line up and in fact some text was missing.

We decided to remove the old repairs and instead mount the two halves of the poem with a gap where the missing text would have been. We were able to locate another copy online in the Jewish Theological Seminary Library’s digital collections. By comparing the two copies, we could see how much text was missing and work out exactly how much space to leave between the two halves.

So our conservator carefully separated the two halves, and the poem was then humidified and pressed for two wPoem after conservationeeks to remove creases. It was repaired so that it was stable enough for mounting and then attached to a mount board with polyester corners and strips, so it can be removed easily for digitisation or to look at the other side.

The Jewish Theological Seminary’s copy also has missing text, but between the two copies we can now reconstruct the complete  poem, a great example of the value of digitisation!

 

Reading room changes

By Vanessa Freedman, on 26 September 2016

Welcome back to all returning students and staff! Empty space in the reading room

You may be wondering why there is a large empty space in the Hebrew & Jewish Studies reading room. It’s not a dance floor or space for a ping-pong table (as some people have suggested); we are waiting for the delivery of some new tables which will create 24 much-needed extra study spaces. To make space for the new tables, most of the Yiddish collection has moved into the adjacent corridor.

Here are the new locations:

  • HEBREW books: reading room (encyclopaedias and other reference books are on the shelf nearest the door)
  • HEBREW periodicals: reading room (end of the book sequence; recent issues are on display racks near the door; the Jewish Chronicle is on the side wall)
  • YIDDISH books: corridor
  • YIDDISH periodicals (except newspapers and recent issues): corridor (end of the book sequence)
  • YIDDISH newspapers: reading room (side wall)
  • YIDDISH periodicals, recent issues: reading room (on display racks near the door, with HEBREW periodicals)

Yiddish collection 2If you have problems finding anything, do ask a member of staff.

Wishing you a great year and a shanah tovah u-metukah.

Digital Judaica Collections in Poland

By Vanessa Freedman, on 13 September 2016

Our Erasmus trainee, Monika Biesaga, is leaving UCL at the end of this week. While Monika has been learning about one of our digitisation projects we thought it would be interesting to hear from her about some digitisation projects in Poland. She gave this presentation to UCL staff on 13th September 2016.

Erasmus experiences

By Vanessa Freedman, on 8 September 2016

Monika Biesaga, a PhD student from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, has been working on the Jewish pamphlets project as a trainee through the Erasmus+ scheme. Here are some of her thoughts on the placement:

If you think that working in a library is boring, you couldn’t be more wrong! Especially when it comes to working in a Special Collections section.

As an Erasmus trainee, for over two months I’ve been taking part in the project Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections, discovering Jewish treasures stored at UCL Special Collections and learning new skills every day. I’m involved with every stage of the project – cataloguing, conservation and digitisation.

Before all the catalogued materials fall into the hands of readers, some of the pamphlets need to be cleaned and repaired. So under the guidance of two specialist conservators, I’ve been spending half of my traineeship in a conservation studio, handling very rare and fragile documents.

Another chance for coming into contact with the most precious pamphlets from the collection is the digitisation part. I’m more than thrilled to assist in this process.

It might sound a bit strange, but cataloguing books can be fascinating too… You never know what is hidden in a box that you’re going to catalogue. I’ve encountered a mixture of literary forms (from Biblical poems to a dictionary of telecommunication terms) and languages (like this Hebrew grammar book in Marathi).

Marathi Hebrew Grammar

Joseph Ezekiel Rajpurkar’s Elementary Hebrew grammar in Marathi for Bene-Israel children. Bombay, 1881 or 1882. From the Asher Myers collection.
MOCATTA BOXED PAMPHLETS P 5.8 RAT

 

I’ve also come across handwritten dedications, notes and even a curse:

Curse

Autograph inscription by Y. Dawud in The Jews in Germany by Israel Cohen. London: Murray, 1933.
MOCATTA BOXED PAMPHLETS DD 15 COH

 

Catalogue record

 

And if you also think that working in a library is easy, again you couldn’t be more wrong! Just take a look at one of the bibliographic records that I created with the help of the Hebrew & Jewish Studies Librarian. For the uninitiated, all the numbers in the record may look like an “enigma code”, but records like this can be a key to the success of every researcher.

New books May-June 2016

By Vanessa Freedman, on 5 August 2016

Davies, Philip R. On the origins of Judaism. London : Routledge, 2014.
HEBREW A 6 DAV

Manuscrits hébreux et arabes : mélanges en l’honneur de Colette Sirat / édités par Nicholas de L Lange et Judith Olszowy-Schlanger. Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2014]
HEBREW A 7 SIR

Schwartz, Daniel R. Judeans and Jews : four faces of dichotomy in ancient Jewish history. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2014]
HEBREW A 17 SCH

Den Hollander, William. Josephus, the emperors, and the city of Rome : from hostage to historian. Leiden : Brill, [2014]
HEBREW A 39 HOL

Shoham-Steiner, Ephraim. On the margins of a minority : leprosy, madness, and disability among the Jews of medieval Europe. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 2014.
HEBREW A 70 SHO

Goldin, Simha. Apostasy and Jewish identity in High Middle Ages Northern Europe : ‘are you still my brother?’ Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2014.
HEBREW A 106 GOL

Nirenberg, David. Anti-Judaism : the Western tradition. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
HEBREW A 110 NIR

Avineri, Shlomo. Herzl’s vision : Theodor Herzl and the foundation of the Jewish state. Katonah, New York : BlueBridge, 2014.
HEBREW B 20 HER:AVI

Landau, David. Arik : the life of Ariel Sharon. New York : Vintage Books, October 2014.
HEBREW B 20 SHA

Kogman, Tal. ha-Maśkilim ba-madaʻim : ḥinukh Yehudi la-madaʻim ba-merḥav dover ha-Germanit ba-ʻet he-ḥadashah. Yerushalayim : Hotsaʼat sefarim ʻa. sh. Y.L. Magnes, ha-Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit, 2013.
HEBREW D 50 KOG

Dohm, Christian Wilhelm von. Über die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden : kritische und kommentierte Studienausgabe / herausgegeben von Wolf Christoph Seifert. Göttingen : Wallstein Verlag, [2015]
HEBREW DD 13 DOH

Studies in the history and culture of North African Jewry : proceedings of the symposium at Yale University, April 25, 2010 / editors, Moshe Bar-Asher and Steven D. Fraade. New Haven : The Program in Judaic Studies, Yale University ; Jerusalem : The Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University, 2011.
HEBREW GA 6 BAR

Bar-Asher, Mosheh. Torat ha-tsurot shel leshon ha-Mishnah : pirḳe mavo u-tetsurat shem ha-ʻetsem. Yerushalayim : Mosad Byaliḳ : ha-Aḳademyah la-lashon ha-ʻIvrit, [2015- ]
HEBREW P 30 BAR

Cook, Edward M. Dictionary of Qumran Aramaic. Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2015.
HEBREW PR 302 COO

Wexler, Paul. Judeo-romance linguistics : a bibliography : (Latin, Italo-, Gallo-, Ibero-, and Rhaeto-Romance except Castilian). London : Routledge, 2014.
HEBREW PS 100 WEX

The Cambridge history of Jewish American literature / edited by Hana Wirth-Nesher. New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
HEBREW Q 5 WIR

Hamori, Esther J. Women’s divination in biblical literature : prophecy, necromancy, and other arts of knowledge. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
HEBREW QM 7 HAM

Penkower, Jordan S. Masorah and text criticism in the early modern Mediterranean : Moses ibn Zabara and Menahem de Lonzano. Jerusalem : The Hebrew University Magnes Press, [2014]
HEBREW QUARTOS QM 8 PEN

Creation and chaos : a reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel’s Chaoskampf hypothesis / edited by JoAnn Scurlock and Richard H. Beal. Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2013.
HEBREW QM 13 SCU

Israel’s Exodus in transdisciplinary perspective : text, archaeology, culture, and geoscience / Thomas E. Levy, Thomas Schneider, William H.C. Propp, editors ; managing editor: Brad C. Sparks. Cham : Springer, [2015]
HEBREW QM 14 LEV

Abigail, wife of David, and other ancient Oriental women / edited by Daniel Bodi. Sheffield : Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013.
HEBREW QM 22 BOD

Yadin-Israel, Azzan. Scripture and tradition : Rabbi Akiva and the triumph of Midrash. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
HEBREW RA 13 YAD

Kalmin, Richard Lee. Migrating tales : the Talmud’s narratives and their historical context . Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2014]
HEBREW RD 16 KAL

Harshav, Benjamin. Three thousand years of Hebrew versification : essays in comparative prosody. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
HEBREW SA 40 HAR

Swartz, Michael D. Signifying creator : nontextual sources of meaning in ancient judaism. New York : New York University Press, [2012]
HEBREW W 13 SWA

Toledot Yeshu = The life story of Jesus / edited and translated by Michael Meerson and Peter Schäfer ; with the collaboration of Yaacov Deutsch, David Grossberg, Avigail Manekin, and Adina Yoffie. Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, [2014]
HEBREW W 60 TOL

Ulrich, Eugene. The Dead Sea scrolls and the developmental composition of the Bible. Leiden : Brill, 2015.
HEBREW QUARTOS W 142 ULR

Naḥman, of Bratslav. Kol sipure Rabi Naḥman mi-Breslav : ha-maʻaśiyot, ha-sipurim ha-sodiyim, ha-ḥalomot ṿeha-ḥezyonot : liḳuṭ ha-nusaḥim mi-kitve yad nadirim ṿemi-mikhlol ha-sifrut ha-Breslavit : be-tosefet pirḳe mavo ṿe-heḳshere ha-sipurim / meʼet Tsevi Marḳ ; ʻorekh ṿe-mevi li-defus Dov Elboym. Yerushalayim : Mosad Biʼaliḳ, c2014.
HEBREW W 250 NAH

Kohn, Max. L’événement psychanalytique dans des entretiens en yiddish / Max Kohn ; préface de Robert Samacher. [Paris] : MJW Fédition, [2015]
YIDDISH B 10 KOH

New York’s Yiddish theater : from the Bowery to Broadway / edited by Edna Nahshon. New York : Published by Columbia University Press, in association with the Museum of the City of New York, 2016.
YIDDISH C 30 NAH

Udel, Miriam Never better! : the modern Jewish picaresque. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016]
YIDDISH C 40 UDE

The Jewish oil magnates of Galicia. Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press, [2015]
YIDDISH C 200 HIR

Shor, S. Unṭer’n nayem himel : ertsehlungen fun Ameriḳaner Idishen leben. Nyu-Yorḳ : M.N. Mayzel, 1915.
YIDDISH C 200 SHO

Shtern, Israel. Yiśroel Shṭern : gezamlṭe lider : Ṿarshe, 1919-1939 / esey ṿegen Shṭerns lider: Yitsḥok Niborsḳi ; redaktsye: Endru Fayershṭain miṭ der miṭhilf fun Yitsḥoḳ Niborsḳi = Yisroel Shtern : collected poems : Warsaw 1919-1939 / with an essay by Yitzkhok Niborski ; edited by Andrew Firestone with the assistance of Yitzkhok Niborski. Melburn : Aroysgegebn durkh Ḳdimeh-bibiyoṭek tsuzamen miṭn Parizer Yidish-Tsenṭer-Medem-Bibliyoṭek, 2014.
YIDDISH C 200 SHT

Gal-Ed, Efrat. Niemandssprache : Itzik Manger, ein europäischer Dichter. Berlin : Jüdischer Verlag im Suhrkamp Verlag, 2016.
YIDDISH C 200 MAN:GAL

Singer, Isaac Bashevis. The parakeet named Dreidel / Isaac Bashevis Singer ; pictures by Suzanne Raphael Berkson. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015.
YIDDISH C 200 SIN

Wood, Abigail. And we’re all brothers : singing in Yiddish in contemporary North America. London : Routledge, 2016.
YIDDISH F 100 WOO

Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections: an update

By Vanessa Freedman, on 13 July 2016

The second phase of our  Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections project is now well under way.

Conservation

Conservation of the pamphlets that are in very poor condition is continuing. This has included cleaning, repairs, removing glue, replacing spines and making folders for pamphlets that had been disbound.

Digitisation

Selecting items for the digitisation pilot

Selecting items for the digitisation pilot

We have selected ten pamphlets as a pilot batch for digitisation. The pilot will allow us to identify any particular problems in dealing with this material. We have chosen a range of formats and types of material, including pamphlets in Hebrew which open from right to left; pamphlets that are bound with a large number of blank sheets; volumes that include folded pamphlets; volumes that have manuscript items, such as letters, bound in with the pamphlets; and unusual materials, such as a copy of Hyman Hurwitz‘s dirge to be chanted on the day of King George III’s funeral, which is printed on satin.

Cataloguing

We have finished cataloguing the Montefiore Bound Pamphlets, a collection of pamphlets, mostly in Hebrew, from the library of the Judith Lady Montefiore College in Ramsgate, held on deposit from the Montefiore Endowment. We have now moved onto Albert Hyamson’s Zionist pamphlets. Hyamson (1875-1954) was a civil servant, author and historian. His relationship with Zionism was complex. Originally a Zionist, he was appointed as Chief Immigration Officer for Palestine under the British Mandate from 1921-1934. In this role he put into practice the British Government’s restrictive immigration policy and became extremely unpopular with the Zionists. By the time he returned to England in 1934, he had become resolutely anti-Zionist. He wrote a number of works on Zionism, before, during and after his posting in Palestine.

A new member of the team

Monika Biesaga, a PhD student from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, is joining the project team as a trainee over the summer through the Erasmus+ scheme. Monika is assisting with cataloguing, conservation and digitisation and will also be contributing to this blog.

New books March-April 2016

By Vanessa Freedman, on 2 June 2016

Laqueur, Walter. A history of Zionism. New York : Schocken Books, [2003]
HEBREW A 85 LAQ

Offenberg, A. K. Menasseh ben Israel (1604-1657) : a biographical sketch. Amsterdam : Menasseh ben Israel Instituut, 2011.
HEBREW B 20 MEN

Chayat, Shlomit and Śarah Yiśraʼeli. ʻIvrit min ha-hatḥalah (he-ḥadash). Ḥeleḳ 2. Yerushalayim : Aḳademon, 775 = 2015.
HEBREW P 5 CHA

Brenner, Naomi. Lingering bilingualism : modern Hebrew and Yiddish literatures in contact. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2016]
HEBREW Q 5 BRE

Garb, Jonathan. Meḳubal be-lev ha-seʻarah : R. Mosheh Ḥayim Lutsaṭo. Tel-Aviv : Universiṭat Tel-Aviv, ha-hotsaʼah la-or ʻa. sh. Ḥayim Rubin, c2014.
HEBREW SE 20 GAR

Karpinowitz, Abraham. Vilna my Vilna / stories by Abraham Karpinowitz ; translated from the Yiddish by Helen Mintz ; foreword by Justin Cammy. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2016.
STORE

Mestel, Jacob. Milḥomeh-noṭitsn fun a Yidishn ofitsir. v. 1. Ṿarshe : Farlag Sh. Yaṭshḳoṿsḳi, 1924.
STORE

 

New books February 2016

By Vanessa Freedman, on 17 March 2016

Lipton, Sara. Dark mirror : the medieval origins of anti-Jewish iconography. New York : Metropolitan Books, 2014.
HEBREW A 110 LIP

Exile and return : the Babylonian context / edited by Jonathan Stökl and Caroline Waerzeggers. Berlin : De Gruyter, [2015]
HEBREW A 16 STO

Baumgarten, Jean. Le peuple des livres : les ouvrages populaires dans la société ashkénaze (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle). Paris : Albin Michel, [2010]
HEBREW A 7 BAU

Skies of parchment, seas of ink : Jewish illuminated manuscripts / edited by Marc Michael Epstein ; with contributions by Eva Frojmovic, Jenna Siman Jacobs, Hartley Lachter, Shalom Sabar, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Agnes Vető, Susan Vick, Barbara Wolff, and Diane Wolfthal. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
HEBREW A 7 EPS

The itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela : travels in the Middle Ages / introductions by Michael A. Signer, 1983, Marcus Nathan Adler, 1907, A. Asher, 1840. Cold Spring, New York : NightinGale Resources, 2005.
HEBREW A 70 BEN

Schwarz, Guri. After Mussolini : Jewish life and Jewish memories in post-Fascist Italy. Edgware, Middlesex : Vallentine Mitchell, 2012.
HEBREW CK 14 SCH

Cohen, Hillel. Year zero of the Arab-Israeli conflict 1929 / translated by Haim Watzman. Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2015]
HEBREW FC 14 COH

Lockman, Zachary. Comrades and enemies : Arab and Jewish workers in Palestine, 1906-1948. Berkeley : University of California Press, [1996]
HEBREW FC 14 LOC

al-Farhūd : the 1941 pogrom in Iraq / edited by Shmuel Moreh and Zvi Yehuda. Jerusalem : The Hebrew University Magnes Press, [2010]
HEBREW FM 5 MOR

Biblical lexicology : Hebrew and Greek : semantics, exegesis, translation / edited by Eberhard Bons, Jan Joosten and Regine Hunziker-Rodewald ; with the collaboration of Romina Vergari. Berlin : De Gruyter, [2015]
HEBREW QM 6 BON

Golenpol, Akiva. Leḳsiḳon ha-folḳlor ha-ʻIvri. 1, Sefer ha-pitgamim : mevoʼar u-meturgam Yidit. Kaunas : [publisher not identified, 697 = 1936]
YIDDISH A 15 GOL

Beider, Alexander. Origins of Yiddish dialects. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
YIDDISH B 7 BEI

Levita, Elijah. Bovo d’Antona by Elye Bokher : a Yiddish romance / a critical edition with commentary by Claudia Rosenzweig. Leiden : Brill, [2016]
YIDDISH C 100 LEV:ROS

Glasser-Andrews, Edith. A rayze tsu der levoneh / ilusṭrirṭ fun Noṭe Ḳozloṿsḳi. Nyu-Yorḳ : Ida Glazer bukh ḳomiṭeṭ, 1940.
YIDDISH C 200 GLA

Okrutny, Iosef. Dos bukh fun di elnṭe. Buenos-Ayres : Tsenṭral-farband fun Poylishe Yidn in Argenṭine, 1952.
YIDDISH C 200 OKR

Zimmer, Kenyon. Immigrants against the state : Yiddish and Italian anarchism in America. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
YIDDISH D 350 ZIM

Gnessin, Uri Nissan. Efroyem Margolis̀ : “Etsel” / fun Hebreish, Y. Mayzil. Ṿarshe : Ṿilner farlag fun B.A. Ḳletsḳin, 1925.
STORE

Pomerantz, Alexander. Di Soṿeṭishe haruge-malkhes̀ : tsu zeyer 10ṭn yortsayṭ : ṿegn dem ṭragishn goyrl fun di Yidishe shraybers … Buenos Ayres : Yidisher ṿisnshafṭlekher insṭiṭuṭ, 1962.
STORE

Mastbaum, Itella. Nign un geshṭalṭ : tsen geḳlibene Yidishe lider. Yerushalayim : Filobiblon, 2003.
STORE

Yuridishe ṭerminologye : proyeḳṭ. Minsḳ : Insṭiṭuṭ far Ṿaysruslendisher ḳulṭur, 1926.
STORE

Zeitlin, Hillel. ha-Dibuḳ : (la me-ʻalma ha-den) : haʻarakhah meforeṭet / tirgem, N. Meltsen. Yerushalayim : ha-Sefer, 686 [1925 or 1926]
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS C 200 ANS:ZEI

The life of Moses Gaster in ten objects

By Vanessa Freedman, on 2 March 2016

gaster poster_02Join Hebrew & Jewish Studies Librarian Vanessa Freedman and UCL Geography undergraduate Gabriel Pogrund to hear about a colourful Jewish leader.

Rabbi Dr Moses Gaster (1856-1939), rabbi, Zionist leader and polymath, was a key figure in the Anglo-Jewish community of the late 19th and early 20th century. But he was marginalised by his feuds with communal and Zionist leaders, and has not been given his due prominence in histories of British Jewry or the Zionist movement.  Fortunately, he left a fascinating archive of over 170,000 items, now in UCL Special Collections. This presentation will use ten objects from the Gaster archive to illustrate the life of this remarkable man.

Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 1-2 pm

Room 417, UCL Science Library, Malet Place, WC1E 7JG

Admission free, but preference given to pre-booked places. To book a place, contact: t.tuckett@ucl.ac.uk