A A A

New books December 2015

By Vanessa Freedman, on 25 January 2016

Levin, Dov. Historian’s testimony : collection of oral history abstracts. Jerusalem : Magnes, c2013.
HEBREW A 1 LEV

Soloveitchik, Haym. Collected essays. Oxford : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2013.
HEBREW A 6 SOL

Lanzmann, Claude. The Patagonian hare : a memoir / translated from the French by Frank Wynne. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
HEBREW B 20 LAN

Schächter, Elizabeth. The Jews of Italy, 1848-1915 : between tradition and transformation. Edgware, Middlesex : Vallentine Mitchell, [2011]
HEBREW CK 14 SCH

Yiftachel, Oren. Ethnocracy : land and identity politics in Israel/Palestine. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2006]
HEBREW FC 35 YIF

Jews of the American West / edited by Moses Rischin and John Livingston. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [1991]
HEBREW L 6 RIS

Chayat, Shlomit. ‘Ivrit min ha-hatḥalah (he-ḥadash). Ḥeleḳ 1 / Shelomit Ḥayaṭ, Śarah Yiśraʼeli, Yerushalayim : Aḳademon be-ʻam, 773 = 2013.
HEBREW P 5 CHA

Schlesinger, Michel. Satzlehre der aramäischen Sprache des babylonischen Talmuds. Heildesheim : Olms-Weidmann, 1995.
HEBREW PR 335 SCH

Stuckenbruck, Loren T. The myth of rebellious angels : studies in Second Temple Judaism and New Testament texts. Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, [2014]
HEBREW QM 6 STU

Maimonides, Moses. Maimonides’ introduction to the Talmud : a translation of the Rambam’s introduction to his commentary on the Mishna / translated and annotated by Zvi Lampel. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Judaica Press, 1998.
HEBREW RB 210 MOS

Ruderman, David B. A best-selling Hebrew book of the modern era : the Book of the Covenant of Pinḥas Hurwitz and its remarkable legacy. Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2014]
HEBREW RT 999 HUR:RUD

Libman, Zalmen. Idishe farmeray in Ameriḳa : ir frage un leyzung. Nyu Heyṿen, Ḳonn. : [publisher not identified], 1930.
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Yidish in Erts-Iśroel : redes, faḳṭn, doḳumenṭn. Nyu-Yorḳ : Lige far rekhṭ fun Yidish in Erts-Iśroel, [1936?]
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS B 20 LEA

Sandler, Boris. Apoḳrifn : lider. Nyu-Yorḳ : Forṿerṭs oysgabe, 774 = 2014.
YIDDISH C 200 SAN

New books October-November 2015

By Vanessa Freedman, on 7 December 2015

Meyers, Carol L. Households and holiness : the religious culture of Israelite women. Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2005]
HEBREW A 16 MEY

Shteyngart, Gary. Little failure : a memoir. London : Penguin Books, 2014.
HEBREW B 20 SHT

Marks, Kenneth. The archaeology of Anglo-Jewry in England and Wales, 1656-c.1880. Oxford : Archaeopress, 2014.
HEBREW BA 20 MAR

The power of persuasion : Jewish posters from pre-war Poland : exhibition catalogue : Warsaw, January 1999 / edited by Krysia Fisher. Warszawa : Żydowski Instytut Historyczny IN-B, 1999.
HEBREW QUARTOS EP 13 FIS

Bikont, Anna. The crime and the silence : a quest for the truth of a wartime massacre. London : William Heinemann, 2015.
HEBREW EP 14 BIK

Goitein, S. D. Jews and Arabs : a concise history of their social and cultural relations. Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., [2005]
HEBREW FA 35 GOI

Klein, Menachem. Lives in common : Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron. London : Hurst & Company, 2014.
HEBREW FC 16 KLE

Kadman, Noga. Erased from space and consciousness : Israel and the depopulated Palestinian villages of 1948. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]
HEBREW FC 20 KAD

Levi, Tomer. The Jews of Beirut : the rise of a Levantine community, 1860s-1930s. New York : Peter Lang, [2012]
HEBREW FD 24 LEV

Pocket bilingual dictionary English-Hebrew, Hebrew-English : completely transliterated / editors Donna Bossin, Dr. Josef Reif. Rosh Ha’ayin : Prolog Publishing House, [2003]
HEBREW P 2 BOS

Tarmon, Asher. Luḥot peʻalim : 78 digme neṭiyah ha-meyatsgim 820 peʻalim la-talmid ha-matḥil ṿeha-mitḳadem / luḳṭu ṿe-neʻerkhu bi-yede Asher Tarmon, ʻEzri Uval. Yerushalayim : Tamir, 1978.
HEBREW P 40 TAR

Secunda, Shai. The Iranian Talmud : reading the Bavli in its Sasanian context. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2014]
HEBREW RD 5 SEC

Pava, Moses L. Jewish ethics in a post-Madoff world : a case for optimism. New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
HEBREW RV 90 PAV

Bar-Yosef, Ḥamuṭal. Mazon / tsilumim, Noyah Shiloni-Ḥaviv. Yerushalayim : Karmel, [2002]
HEBREW SE 99 BAR

Laor, Yitzchak. Yaʻamod beni : shirim, 2005-2007. Tel Aviv : ha-Ḳibuts ha-meʼuḥad, [2007]
HEBREW SE 99 LAO

Hoffmann, Yoel. Krisṭus shel dagim. Yerushalayim : Maḳsṿel-Maḳmilan-Keter, [199-?]
HEBREW SE 249 HOF

Hoffmann, Yoel. ha-Shunra ṿeha-shmeṭerling. Yerushalayim : Keter, c2001.
HEBREW SE 249 HOF

Jackont, Amnon. Malkodet devash. Yerushalayim : Keter hotsaʼah la-ʼor, [1994]
HEBREW SE 249 JAC

Attenberg, Jami. The Middlesteins. London : Serpent’s Tail, 2013.
HEBREW TE 202 ATT

Fishman, Boris. A replacement life. London : ONE, an imprint of Pushkin Press, 2015.
HEBREW TE 202 FIS

Silberbusch, David Isaiah. Menshen un geshehnishen. Wien : Ferlag fun liṭeraṭur fraynd, [1931?]
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Bayderman, Aleḳsander. Lider / Uḳrainish, Ṭaras Fediuḳ. Odes : Asṭroprinṭ, 2000 = 5760.
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS C 200 BAY

Gurin, Moshe. Di grine briḳ. Tel-Aviv : Farlag Y.L. Perets, 1966.
YIDDISH C 200 GUR

Lee, Malka. Lider. Nyu Yorḳ : Aroysgegebn fun der Idisher ḳulṭur gezelshafṭ, 1932.
YIDDISH C 200 LEE

Levanda, L. O. In shṭurm : roman. Ṿarsha : Tsenṭral, 673 [1912 or 1913]
YIDDISH C 220 LEV

Unger, Menasheh. Di Ḥsidishe ṿelṭ, geshikhṭe fun Ḥsidishe hoyfn in Poyln un Galitsye. Nyu-Yorḳ : Farlag “Ḥsides̀”, 1955.
YIDDISH D 150 UNG

 

Welcome (back)

By Vanessa Freedman, on 7 October 2015

To all new students, welcome!

Vanessa Freedman

I’m your subject librarian and my job is to help you make the best use of library resources during your studies. Hopefully we already met in induction week, but if you missed the library tour then feel free to pop into my office (at the end of the Hebrew & Jewish Studies reading room) or send me an email.

To returning students and staff, welcome back! You may notice that we have some nice new tables in the Hebrew & Jewish Studies reading room. I have also moved office, but only next door – you can now find me at the end of the reading room, next to Yiddish periodicals. Don’t forget I’m here to help you – so do get in touch at any time.

new tables

Phase 1 of Jewish Pamphlets project now complete

By Vanessa Freedman, on 12 August 2015

Phase 1 of the Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections project is now complete. We have catalogued over 4000 pamphlets and carried out a survey to identify which pamphlets need conservation.

The 4000th pamphlet

The 4000th pamphlet: To the memory of Marion Harry Alexander Spielmann : a brief tribute paid at his funeral : 6th October 1948 / by Ephraim Levine. MOCATTA BOXED PAMPHLETS B 20 SPI

Selected items from the collection will be on display in the Main Library (near the Donaldson Room) from 17th August for 2-3 months. The exhibition includes an account of how one very fragile item is being conserved.

We are now seeking funding for phase 2 of the project, which will include the conservation work identified in the survey, digitisation of significant and fragile items, and additional cataloguing. Watch this space for developments!

New books June 2015

By Vanessa Freedman, on 13 July 2015

Richler, Binyamin. Guide to Hebrew manuscript collections. Jerusalem : Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2014.
HEBREW A 1 RIC

Klein, Emma. The battle for Auschwitz : Catholic-Jewish relations under strain. London : Vallentine Mitchell, 2001.
HEBREW A 105 KLE

Conflict and religious conversation in Latin Christendom : studies in honour of Ora Limor / edited by Israel Jacob Yuval and Ram Ben-Shalom. Turnhout : Brepols, [2014]
HEBREW A 105 YUV

Goodman, Micah. Maimonides and the book that changed Judaism : secrets of The guide for the perplexed. Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society, [2015]
HEBREW A 109 GOO

Antisemitism in an era of transition : continuities and impact in post-communist Poland and Hungary / François Guesnet, Gwen Jones (eds.). Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Edition, [2014]
HEBREW A 110 GUE

Antisemitic myths : a historical and contemporary anthology / edited by Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, c2008.
HEBREW A 110 PER

Vidal Doval, Rosa. Misera Hispania : Jews and conversos in Alonso de Espina’s Fortalitium fidei. Oxford : The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, 2013.
HEBREW A 120 ALF:DOV

Larsson, Göran. Fact or fraud? : the Protocols of the elders of Zion / Goran Larsson. Jerusalem ; San Diego, CA : AMI-Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies and Research, c1994.
HEBREW A 121 LAR

KL Auschwitz seen by the SS / Rudolf Höss, Pery Broad, Johann Paul Kremer ; selected, footnotes and biographical notes edited by Jadwiga Bezwińska and Danuta Szech. Oświęcim : Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, 1996.
HEBREW A 140 HOS

Stangneth, Bettina. Eichmann before Jerusalem : the unexamined life of a mass murderer. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
HEBREW A 143 STA

Jewish rhetorics : history, theory, practice / Michael Bernard-Donals and Janice W. Fernheimer, editors. Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2014]
HEBREW A 6 BER

Mitos, riṭuʼal u-misṭiḳah : meḥḳarim li-khevod Prof. Itamar Grinṿald / ʻorkhim Gidʻon Bohaḳ, Ron Margolin, Yishai Rozen-Tsevi.[Tel-Aviv] : Universiṭat Tel-Aviv, 774, 2014.
HEBREW A 6 GRU

The actuality of sacrifice : past and present / edited by Alberdina Houtman, Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz, Yossi Turner. Leiden : Brill, [2014]
HEBREW A 6 HOU

A crown for a king : studies in Jewish art, history, and archaeology in memory of Stephen S. Kayser / edited by Shalom Sabar, Steven Fine, William M. Kramer. Berkeley, Calif. : Judah L. Magnes Museum ; Jerusalem : Gefen Pub. House, c2000.
HEBREW A 6 KAY

Best contemporary Jewish writing / Michael Lerner, editor. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2001.
HEBREW A 6 LER

Mendelsohn, Adam. The rag race : how Jews sewed their way to success in America and the British Empire. New York : New York University Press, [2015]
HEBREW A 90 MEN

Carmichael, Joel. The satanizing of the Jews : origin and development of mystical anti-Semitism. New York : Fromm, 1993, c1992.
HEBREW A 110 CAR

Abrams, Ruth A. Jewish women in the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, 1899-1926 / by Ruth Abrams. 1996.
HEBREW A 90 ABR

To bear witness : Holocaust remembrance at Yad Vashem / editors: Bella Gutterman and Avner Shalev. Jerusalem : Yad Vashem, 2008 [i.e. 2005].
HEBREW QUARTOS A 135 GUT

Alṭshuler, Eliʻezer Mordekhai ben Tsevi. These things I remember : the memoirs of Eliezer Mordechai Altschuler of Suwalki, 1844-1920 / translated and edited by Margaret Myers. [England] : Lulu.com, 2007.
HEBREW B 20 ALT

Shapira, Anita. Yosef Haim Brenner : a life. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]
HEBREW B 20 BRE:SHA

Fleischer, Nat. Reckless lady : the life story of Adah Isaacs Menken. New York : C.J. O’Brien, c1941.
HEBREW B 20 MEN:FLE

Juden und Armut in Mittel- und Osteuropa / von Stefi Jersch-Wenzel in Verbindung mit François Guesnet … [et al.] Cologne : Böhlau, 2000.
HEBREW C40 JER

La Suisse face à l’Affaire Dreyfus : exposition du 12 mai au 10 juillet 1995, Petit Palais, Musée d’Art Moderne, Genève / catalogue réalisé sous la direction de Viviana Benhamou ; avec le concours de: Alain Clavien, Dominique Ferrero, George White. Geneva : Musée d’art moderne, 1995.
HEBREW QUARTOS CF 15 BEN

Celata, Giuseppe. The Jews of Pitigliano : four centuries of a diverse community. [Italy] : printed by A.T.L.A. Pitigliano, 2001.
HEBREW CK 29 PIT

Jewish life in Germany today / edited by Uri R. Kaufmann ; [translation : Susan Schwarz]. Bonn : Inter Nationes, 1994.
HEBREW DD 16 KAU

Nachmany-Gafny, Emunah. Dividing hearts : the removal of Jewish children from Gentile families in Poland in the immediate post-Holocaust years. Jerusalem : Yad Vashem, 2009.
HEBREW EP 15 NAC

The Jews in Lublin – The Jews in Lʹviv : places -memory – present / edited by Joanna Zętar, Elżbieta Żurek, Sławomir Jacek Żurek. Lublin : Publishing House of Catholic University of Lublin, 2006.
HEBREW EP 6 ZET

Russian-Jewish emigrants after the Cold War : perspectives from Germany, Israel, Canada, and the United States / edited by Olaf Gloeckner, Evgenija Garbolevsky, and Sabine von Mering. [Waltham, Mass.] : Center for German and European Studies, Brandeis University, c2006.
HEBREW ER 41 GLO

Ottoman and Turkish Jewry : community and leadership / edited by Aron Rodrigue. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Turkish Studies, [1992].
HEBREW FB 6 ROD

Israel and Europe / contributions by Colin Shindler … [et al.]. München : Lehrstuhl für Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur and der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2013.
HEBREW FC 6 MUN

Yavne, Lior. Lacuna : war crimes in Israeli law and court-martial rulings. Tel Aviv : Yesh Din, 2013
HEBREW FC 32 YAV

Kritzler, Edward. Jewish pirates of the Caribbean : how a generation of swashbuckling Jews carved out an empire in the New World in their quest for treasure, religious freedom – and revenge. New York : Anchor Books, 2009, c2008.
HEBREW NX 5 KRI

Mitchel, Larry A. A student’s vocabulary for biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 1984.
HEBREW P 2.8 MIT

Brettler, Marc Zvi. Biblical Hebrew for students of modern Israeli Hebrew. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2002]
HEBREW QUARTOS P5 BRE

Dallaire, Hélène. The syntax of volitives in biblical Hebrew and Amarna Canaanite prose. Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2014.
HEBREW P 40 DAL

Robar, Elizabeth. The verb and the paragraph in biblical Hebrew : a cognitive-linguistic approach. Leiden : Brill, [2015]
HEBREW P 40 ROB

Macintosh, A. A. & C.L. Engle. The T&T Clark Hebrew primer : for revision and consolidation. London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
HEBREW P 5 MAC

Walker-Jones, Arthur. Hebrew for biblical interpretation. Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, [2003]
HEBREW P 5 WAL

Yardeni, Ada. Understanding the alphabet of the Dead Sea scrolls : development, chronology, dating. Jerusalem : Carta Jerusalem, 2014.
HEBREW QUARTOS P 25 YAR

Reflections on lexicography : explorations in ancient Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek sources / edited by Richard A. Taylor, Craig E. Morrison. Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press, 2014.
HEBREW PR 6 TAY

The language environment of first century Judaea / edited by Randall Buth and R. Steven Notley. Leiden : Brill, [2014]
HEBREW PR 8 BUT

The T&T Clark companion to the Septuagint / edited by James K Aitken. London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
HEBREW QM 11 AIT

A Jewish Targum in a Christian world / edited by Alberdina Houtman, Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman, Hans-Martin Kirn. Leiden : Brill, [2014]
HEBREW QM 11 HOU

Hornkohl, Aaron D. Ancient Hebrew periodization and the language of the Book of Jeremiah : the case for a sixth-century date of composition. Leiden : Brill, [2014]
HEBREW QM 26 HOR

Warfare, ritual, and symbol in biblical and modern contexts / edited by Brad E. Kelle, Frank Ritchel Ames, and Jacob L. Wright. Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, [2014]
HEBREW QM 6 KEL

Rabbinic traditions between Palestine and Babylonia / edited by Ronit Nikolsky and Tal Ilan. Leiden : Brill, [2014]
HEBREW RD 6 NIK

Abrams, Daniel. Kabbalistic manuscripts and textual theory : methodologies of textual scholarship and editorial practice in the study of Jewish mysticism. Second revised edition, expanded with a new chapter. Jerusalem : The Magnes Press ; Los Angeles : Cherub Press, 2013.
HEBREW RS 8 ABR

Gruenwald, Ithamar. Apocalyptic and Merkavah mysticism. Leiden : Brill, [2014]
HEBREW RS 10 GRU

Levy, Lital. Poetic trespass : writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel, Palestine. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
HEBREW SE 5 LEV

Ben Yiẓḥak, Avraham. Collected poems / edited and with an afterword by Hannan Hever ; translated by Peter Cole. Jerusalem : Ibis, c2003.
HEBREW SE 99 BEN

Luftmenschen spielen Theater : jüdisches Kabarett in Wien, 1890-1938 / herausgegeben von Hans Veigl. Himberg bei Wien : Kremayr & Scheriau, c1992.
HEBREW TG 350 VEI

Franceschini, Fabrizio. Giovanni Guarducci, il bagitto e il Risorgimento : testi giudeo-livornesi 1842-1863 e glossario. Livorno : Belforte, 2013.
HEBREW TR 400 GUA: FRA

Elqayam, Avi. ha-Masaʻ le-ḳets ha-yamin : beśorat ha-geʼulah ha-Shabtaʼit la-meshorer Mosheh Ben Gidʻon Abudiyenṭe = Sabbatean millenarianism in the seventeenth century : a study of Moshe Abudiente’s Fin de los dias. Los Ang’eles : Hotsaʼat Keruv, 774 = 2014.
HEBREW W 230 ELQ

Laderman, Shulamith. Images of cosmology in Jewish and Byzantine art : God’s blueprint of creation. Leiden : Brill, 2013.
HEBREW X 10 LAD

Nothaft, C. Philipp E. Medieval Latin Christian texts on the Jewish calendar : a study with five editions and translations. Leiden : Brill, [2014]
HEBREW X 120 NOT

Jewish cemeteries, synagogues, and mass graves sites in Ukraine / United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. Washington, DC : U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, 2005.
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Dalos, György. The circumcision / György Dalos ; translated by Judith Sollosy. London : Marion Boyars, 2006.
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Magidoff, Jacob. Der shpigel fun der Isṭ Sayd. New York : published by the author, 1923.
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Fersen-Osten, Renée. Don’t they know the world stopped breathing? : reminiscences of a French child during the Holocaust years. New York : Shapolsky Publishers, c1991.
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Zhitlowsky, Chaim. Di asimilatsye : ṿos zi zogṭ tsu un ṿos zi giṭ. Ṿien : Naye ṿelṭ, 1914.
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Sidorko, Clemens P. Basel und der jiddische Buchdruck (1557-1612) : Kulturexport in der Frühen Neuzeit. Basel : Schwabe Verlag, 2014.
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Mendele Mokher Sefarim. The nag / translated from the Yiddish by Moshe Spiegel ; illustrations by Kurt Werth. New York : The Beechhurst Press, [1955]
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Walser, Martin. Shmekendike Blumen : ein Denkmal = a dermonung für Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh. Reinbek bei Hamburg : Rowolt, Oktober 2014.
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Holocaust and rebirth : Bergen-Belsen 1945-1965 / foreword by Dr. Jacob Robinson ; introduction by Josef Rosensaft ; edited by Sam E. Bloch = Umḳum un oyfḳum : Bergen-Belzen 1945-1965 / forṿorṭ fun Dr. Yanḳev Robinzon ; araynfir fun Yoysef Rozenzafṭ ; redagirṭ fun Shemaʻyahu Blokh = Ḥurban u-teḳumah : Bergen-Belzen, 1945-1965 / haḳdamah me-et Dr. Yaʻaḳov Robinzon ; mavo me-et Yosef Rozenzafṭ ; ʻarukh bi-yede Shemaʻyahu Blokh. New York : Bergen-Belsen Memorial Press of the World Federation of Bergen-Belsen Associations, [1965]
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Robin, Régine, 1939- L’amour du yiddish : écriture juive et sentiment de la langue (1830-1930). Paris : Éditions du Sorbier, c1984.
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Katz, Dovid. Yiddish and power. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
YIDDISH B 10 KAT

Schwarz, Jan. Survivors and exiles : Yiddish culture after the Holocaust Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2015]
YIDDISH C 5 SCH

Yiddish tales / translated by Helena Frank. Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1912.
YIDDISH C 10 FRA

Tashraḳ. Shulem the Shadchen. Chicago : H.L. Meites and Sons, 1925.
YIDDISH C 200 TAS

Preil, Eleazar Meir. A hand bukh far di Idishe froy. Nuyorḳ : Agudat ha-rabanim ha-Orṭodoḳsim, 680 [1919 or 1920]
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS D 140 PRE

A thousand threads : a story told through Yiddish letters / English translation by Miriam Beckerman, Lily Poritz Miller and Olga Zabludoff ; edited and compiled by Lilly Poritz Miller and Olga Zabludoff. Washington, D.C. : Remembrance Books, c2005.
YIDDISH D 350 SHA

Zuskina-Perelʹman, Alla. The travels of Benjamin Zuskin. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2015.
YIDDISH D 500 ZUS

New books May 2015

By Vanessa Freedman, on 10 June 2015

Antisemitism and the constitution of sociology / edited and with an introduction by Marcel Stoetzler. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
HEBREW A 110 STO

Edelheit, Abraham J. and Hershel Edelheit. Bibliography on Holocaust literature. Boulder : Westview Press, 1986.
HEBREW A 131 EDE

Milch, Baruch. Can heaven be void? Jerusalem : Yad Vashem, 2003.
HEBREW A 134 MIL

Ba-arets uva-tefutsot bi-yeme Bayit sheni uvi-teḳufat ha-Mishnah : sefer zikaron le-Aryeh Kasher / ʻorekh Yuval Shaḥar ; be-shituf ʻim Aharon Openhaimer, Raz Musṭigman. [Tel Aviv] : Universiṭat Tel Aviv, 2012.
HEBREW A 6 CAS

Sachar, Howard Morley. A history of the Jews in the modern world. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
HEBREW A 80 SAC

Abramsky, Sasha. The house of twenty thousand books. London : Halban, 2014.
HEBREW B 20 ABR

Holocaust poetry / compiled and introduced by Hilda Schiff. London : Fount, 1995.
HEBREW Q 19 SCH

Goldingay, John. A critical and exegetical commentary on Isaiah 56-66. London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
HEBREW QM 3 ICC

The Oxford handbook of the Psalms / edited by William P. Brown. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
HEBREW QM 42 BRO

Erlich, Avi. Ancient Zionism : the Biblical origins of the national idea. New York ; London : Free Press, c1995.
HEBREW QM 7 ERL

Korpel, Marjo C. A. and Johannes C. de Moor. Adam, Eve, and the Devil : a new beginning. Sheffield, England : Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014.
HEBREW QM 7 KOR

Ganzfried, Solomon ben Joseph. Code of Jewish law : (Kitzur Shulḥan Aruḥ) : a compilation of Jewish laws and customs. New York : Hebrew Publishing Company, [1961]
HEBREW RH 123 GAN

Theological dictionary of the Old Testament / edited by G. Johannes Botterweck and Helmer Ringgren. Grand Rapids, MI : William B. Eerdman, 1977- .
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Der puṭṭerner eyṿen = Tanur shel ḥemah. Pieṭrḳov : Bene Maʻarava ʻa.y. Netanʼel, 1904.
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Greenberg, Raphael and Yonathan Mizrachi. From Shiloah to Silwan : visitor’s guide to ancient Jerusalem (City of David) and the village of Silwan. Jerusalem : Emek Shaveh, 2011.
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Gertner, Yeoshua. Der Untergang von Kosow und Zabie : zwei Augenzeugenberichte einer Katastrophe. Himberg bei Wien : Weiner Verlag, c1998.
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Facsimile of Joseph ben David, of Leipnik “Birkat Hamazon” : Grace after meals and other blessings : Darmstadt, 1732. Philadelphia : Rosenbach Museum & Library, c2007.
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L’ affaire Dreyfus : vérités et mensonges. Paris : Société d’Éditions Scientifiques, 1994.
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Goldfaden, Abraham. Der fanaṭiḳ, oder, Di beyde Ḳuni-Lemil : opereṭa in 4 aḳṭen un in 8 bilder. Ṿarsha : Boymriṭṭer va-ḥatano Gonshor, 647 [1886 or 1887]
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS C 200 GOL

New books April 2015

By Vanessa Freedman, on 14 May 2015

Celebrate her for the fruit of her hands : essays in honor of Carol L. Meyers / edited by Susan Ackerman, Charles E. Carter, and Beth Alpert Nakhai ; with Karla G. Bohmbach and Franz Volker Greifenhagen. Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2015.
HEBREW A 6 MEY

L’histoire et la mémoire de l’histoire : hommage à Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi / sous la direction de Sylvie Anne Goldberg. Paris : Albin Michel, [2012]
HEBREW A 6 YER

The homilies of Aphraates, the Persian sage / edited from Syriac manuscripts of the fifth and sixth centuries in the British Museum ; edited with an introduction by William Wright. Piscataway, NJ : G&C Kiraz, 2013.
HEBREW A 65 APH

Tyrmand, Leopold. Diary 1954 / translated from the Polish by Anita Shelton and A. J. Wrobel. Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2014.
HEBREW B 20 TYR

Wein, Susanne. Antisemitismus im Reichstag : judenfeindliche Sprache in Politik und Gesellschaft der Weimarer Republik. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Edition, [2014]
HEBREW DD 14 WEI

Juden in Deutschland, Deutschland in den Juden : neue Perspektiven / herausgegeben von Y. Michal Bodemann und Micha Brumlik. Göttingen : Wallstein, c2010.
HEBREW DD 16 BOD

Friedman, Thomas L. From Beirut to Jerusalem. London : Fontana, 1990.
HEBREW FC 16 FRI

Laqueur, Walter. Confrontation : the Middle-East war and world politics. London : Wildwood House, [1974]
HEBREW FC 16 LAQ

Shokeid, Moshe. The dual heritage : immigrants from the Atlas mountains in an Israeli village / foreword by Max Gluckman. New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Books, [1985]
HEBREW FC 29 ROM

My shadow in Dachau : poems by victims and survivors of the concentration camp / compiled and annotated by Dorothea Heiser ; with a foreword by Walter Jens ; English translation edited and with a foreword by Stuart Taberner. Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2014.
HEBREW Q 19 HEI

Baden, Joel S. The composition of the Pentateuch : renewing the documentary hypothesis. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]
HEBREW QM 10 BAD

Textbook of Aramaic ostraca from Idumea / [compiled, edited, and translated into English by] Bezalel Porten and Ada Yardeni ; with the assistance of Matt Kletzing and Eugen Han. Volume 1, Dossiers 1-10: 401 commodity chits. Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2014.
HEBREW QUARTOS A 54 POR

Talmuda de-Eretz Israel : archaeology and the rabbis in late antique Palestine / edited by Steven Fine and Aaron Koller. Boston : Walter de Gruyter, [2014]
HEBREW R 6 FIN

Jassen, Alex P. Scripture and law in the Dead Sea scrolls. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
HEBREW W 142 JAS

Sagiv, Gad. ha-Shoshelet : Bet Ts’ernobil u-meḳomo be-toldot ha-Ḥasidut. Yerushalayim : Merkaz Zalman Shazar le-ḥeḳer toldot ha-ʻam ha-Yehudi, c774 [2014]
HEBREW W 250 SAG

Mani Leib. Kinder-Lider / ilusṭriṭ fun Z. Moud. Gazlonim ; Di noyṭ ; Ingel tsingel khṿat ; In a ṿinṭerdige nakhṭ ; Der fremder ; Der shlof ; Dos liedel fun broyṭ, dray malokhim, un andere.  [New York?] : Ferlag Inzel, [1918?]
STORE

Ber Borokhoṿs lebn. Ṿarshe : Naye-ḳulṭur, 1927.
STORE

Schechter, Joel. Radical Yiddish : essays & comic strips / illustrated by Spain. Accord, NY : Published by Jewish Currents Magazine, [2013]
YIDDISH A 6 SCH

Nakhimovsky, Alice S., & Roberta Newman. Dear Mendl, dear Reyzl : Yiddish letter manuals from Russia and America. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014]
YIDDISH B 10 NAK

Shayḳeṿiṭsh, N. M. Der ḳugel : eyne humorisṭishe ertsehlung fun Rebe Yudḳe Shmerḳes. Ṿilna : [o. fg.], 1890.
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS C 200 SHA

Tolkachev, Zinoviĭ. Dos shṭeṭl. Ṿarshe : Dos naye lebn, 1946.
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS C 200 SHO:TOL

Di rikhṭungen in der profesyoneler baṿegung. Palesṭine : aroysgegebn fun Tsentral-roṭ fun der Arbeṭer-fraḳtsye, 1925.
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS D 50 TSE

Birnbaum, Uriel. Uriel Birnboym album : tseykhnungen tsu Yitsḥaḳ Leyb Perets, Yaʻaḳov Dinezohn, Mendele Moykher Sforim, Sholem Aleykhem, Shimon Shemuʼel Frug. Ṿin : Ḳṿal Farlag, 5681 [1920 or 1921]
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS F 200 BIR

Early Yiddish epic / edited and translated by Jerold C. Frakes. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2014]
YIDDISH C 10 FRA

Norich, Anita. Writing in tongues : translating Yiddish in the twentieth century. Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2013]
YIDDISH C 5 NOR

Anglo-Jews, Christian Zionists and more

By Vanessa Freedman, on 1 May 2015

event posterWe are holding an event showcasing some items from the Jewish Pamphlet project with a talk from Professor Colin Shindler of SOAS, University of London. This will take place on Thursday 14 May 2015 from 5:30 – 7pm in the UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department Seminar Room, Foster Court Room 331. Admission is free but you need to book a place by emailing Tabitha Tuckett
(or telephone 020 7679 7827).

Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections: an update

By Vanessa Freedman, on 29 April 2015

The first phase of the project to catalogue the Jewish pamphlets at UCL Special Collections is now nearing completion, with over 3,000 pamphlets catalogued. There are now detailed records in Explore for each pamphlet, making this rich collection available for use by scholars and the general public.

The pamphlets catalogued so far date from the 17th century onwards, the greater part from the 19th century, approximately 150 from the 18th century, a handful from the 17th century, and the rest from the 20th century.

Advocacy of Jewish freedom

‘The Author listening to the speech of Baron Lionel de Rothschild …’. Frontispiece of Advocacy of Jewish freedom / by “William Thornborrow”. London, 1848. From the collection of the Guildhall Library. Ref: SR MOCATTA PAMPHLETS BOX 9

The pamphlets come from the collections of various individuals and organisations including philanthropist, historian and bibliophile Frederic David Mocatta (1828-1905); Canadian rabbi Aaron David Meldola de Sola (1853-1918); Asher Myers, editor of the Jewish Chronicle (1848-1902); historian Albert Montefiore Hyamson (1875-1954); scholar and founder of British Liberal Judaism Claude Goldsmid Montefiore (1858-1938); the Guildhall Library; the Jewish Museum of London; Jews’ College Library; and the Offenbach am Main Archival Depot (located in the American Sector of postwar Germany, its objective was to collect books, manuscripts and archival materials taken by the Nazis and return them to their country of origin).

The pamphlets catalogued so far relate to a wide range of subjects including: the Jewish community in the United Kingdom and the colonies, its legal status, economic and social conditions and educational and religious institutions; anti-semitism; missionary activities focused on the Jews; and Zionism. There is some interesting liturgical material, such as special services marking the dedication of particular synagogues and events of major national interest, such as the safe recovery from childbirth of Queen Victoria. There are also several 18th century celebratory Hebrew poems from Italy and the Netherlands.

Esther's suit for the Jews

‘Esther’s suit for the Jews’. Frontispiece of Esther’s suit to King Ahasuerus in behalf of the Jews. In a letter to a member of Parliament. London, 1753. Ref: SR MOCATTA PAMPHLETS BOX 8

On Thursday the 14th of May, there will be an evening pop-up event at UCL to present some of the most interesting items from the collection: details to follow.

Anyone wishing to consult the collection should make an appointment with UCL Special Collections at least two weeks in advance.

New books March 2015

By Vanessa Freedman, on 23 April 2015

Exchange and transmission across cultural boundaries : philosophy, mysticism and science in the Mediterranean world / edited by Haggai Ben-Shammai, Shaul Shaked, Sarah Stroumsa. Jerusalem : The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2013.
HEBREW A 6 BEN

Freud-Kandel, Miri. Orthodox Judaism in Britain since 1913 : an ideology forsaken. London : Vallentine Mitchell, 2006.
HEBREW BA 52 FRE

Mandel, Maud. Muslims and Jews in France : history of a conflict. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
HEBREW CF 16 MAN

Linhard, Tabea Alexa. Jewish Spain : a Mediterranean memory. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]
HEBREW CG 15 LIN

Shavit, Ari. My promised land : the triumph and tragedy of Israel. Melbourne : Scribe, 2014.
HEBREW FC 16 SHA

Stevenson, William. 90 minutes at Entebbe. Toronto : Bantam Books, 1976.
HEBREW FC 34 STE

Reymond, Eric D. Qumran Hebrew : an overview of orthography, phonology, and morphology. Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, [2014]
HEBREW P 8 REY

Ideology and Jewish identity in Israeli and American literature / edited by Emily Miller Budick. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2001]
HEBREW Q 6 BUD

Müller, Reinhard, Juha Pakkala, and Bas ter Haar Romeny. Evidence of editing : growth and change of texts in the Hebrew Bible. Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, [2014]
HEBREW QM 10 MUL

Chilton, Bruce. A Galilean rabbi and his Bible : Jesus’ own interpretation of Isaiah. London : SPCK, 1984.
HEBREW QM 11 CHI

Schoenfeld, Devorah. Isaac on Jewish and Christian altars : polemic and exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa ordinaria. New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
HEBREW QM 13 SCH

The Oxford handbook of biblical studies / edited by J.W. Rogerson and Judith M. Lieu. Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2006]
HEBREW QM 5 ROG

Herring, Stephen L. Divine substitution : humanity as the manifestation of deity in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East. Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, [2013]
HEBREW QM 7 HER

Maimonides, Moses. Teshuvot ha-Rambam : yotsʼot la-or ba-paʻam ha-rishonah bi-meḳoran ha-ʻArvi mekhunasot mi-tokh kiṭʻe genizah, kitve yad ṿe-sifre defus, mugahot u-meturgamot be-tosefet heʻarot / me-et Yehoshuʻa Blaʼu ; she-histayeaʻ be-ʻizvon B. Ts. Halper ṿe-Y.N. Śimḥoni ; uve-hotsaʼat A.Ḥ. Fraiman. Yerushalayim : Reʼuven Mas, 2014.
HEBREW RH 520 BLA

Rosenthal, Erwin Isak Jakob. Judaism and Islam. London : Thomas Yoseloff, [1961]
HEBREW W 70 ROS

Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr. Abraham Ibn Ezra on nativities and continuous horoscopy : a parallel Hebrew-English critical edition of the Book of nativities and the Book of revolution / edited, translated, and annotated by Shlomo Sela. Leiden : Brill, 2013.
HEBREW X 110 ABR

Der Lusṭiger hoyz-fraynd : a zamlung fun 450 fershiedene ṿiṭtsen, saṭiren un frehlikhe ertsehlungen … / gezamelṭ un fermerṭ fun Yiśraʼel Izbits. [Rochester, N.Y.? : o. fg.], 679 [1918 or 1919]
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Zunser, Eliakum. Shire ʻam : folḳs lider : dray naye lider tsum zingen miṭ molodien. Ṿilna : [o. fg.], 1874.
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS C 200 ZUN

Gordon, Judah Leib. Iber a pinṭele : di berihmṭe Hebraishe poeme “Ḳotso shel yud”. Odessa : Heylperin eṭ Shṿeytser, 1904.
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS C 220 GOR:LIN

Feigenbaum, Benjamin, 1860-1932. Ṿi azoy ṿerṭ men poṭer fun der hefḳer ṿelṭ. Ṿarsha : Ferlag “Progres”, [date of publication not identified]
YIDDISH BOXED PAMPHLETS D 50 FEI

Shṭrigleriana : bibliografyah shimushit le-ḥeḳer ḥayaṿ u-yetsirato shel Mordekhai Mordekhai Shṭrigler / ba-ʻarikhat Yeḥiel Shaynṭukh u-Miryam Ṭrin = Strigleriana : a selected bibliography for the study of Mordechai Strigler’s life and work / edited by Miriam Trinh and Yechiel Szeintuch. Yerushalayim : Mifʻal Dov Sadan, ha-Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit, 2013.
YIDDISH C 1 STR

Lieberman, Ḥayim. The Christianity of Sholem Asch : an appraisal from the Jewish viewpoint. New York : Philosophical Library, c1953.
YIDDISH C 200 ASC:LIE

Asch, Sholem. East river : a novel / translation by A.H. Gross. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, [1946]
YIDDISH C 200 ASC