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New books November 2017

By Vanessa Freedman, on 14 December 2017

Hillaby, Joe and Caroline Hillaby. The Palgrave Dictionary of Medieval Anglo-Jewish History. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Ebook

Efron, John M., Steven Weitzman and Matthias B. Lehmann. The Jews : a history. Boston : Pearson, [2014] Second edition. HEBREW A 10 EF

Satlow, Michael L. Creating Judaism : history, tradition, practice. New York : Columbia University Press, c2006. HEBREW A 10 SAT

Fernández-Morera, Darío. The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain. Wilmington, Deleware : ISI Books, [2016] HEBREW CG 10 FER

Hitchcock, Richard. Muslim Spain reconsidered : from 711 to 1502. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014] HEBREW CG 10 HIT

Katz, Dana E. The Jewish ghetto and the visual imagination of early modern Venice. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. HEBREW CK 29 VEN

Benson, Michael T. Harry S. Truman and the founding of Israel /  foreword by Stan A. Taylor. Westport, Connecticut : Praeger, 1997. HEBREW FC 15 BEN

Ben-Zvi, Abraham. The United States and Israel : the limits of the special relationship. New York : Columbia University Press, c1993. HEBREW FC 15 BEN

Organski, A. F. K. The $36 billion bargain : strategy and politics in U.S. assistance to Israel. New York : Columbia University Press, ©1990. HEBREW FC 15 ORG

Reich, Bernard. The United States and Israel : influence in the special relationship. New York : Praeger, [2008] HEBREW FC 15 REI

Dowty, Alan. Israel/Palestine. Cambridge : Polity, 2017. Fourth edition. HEBREW FC 16 DOW

Eisenberg, Laura Zittrain and Neil Caplan. Negotiating Arab-Israeli peace : patterns, problems, possibilities. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2010] Second edition. HEBREW FC 16 EIS

Miller, Aaron David. The much too promised land : America’s elusive search for Arab-Israeli peace. New York : Bantam Books, [2008] HEBREW FC 16 MIL

Bacci, Michele. The mystic cave. Roma : Masaryk University, Viella, 2017. HEBREW FC 29 BET

Katz, Yaakov and Amir Bohbot. The weapon wizards : how Israel became a high-tech military superpower. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2017. HEBREW FC 34 KAT

Solomon, Norman. Judaism : a very short introduction. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. Second edition. HEBREW W 5 SOL

New books September-October 2017

By Vanessa Freedman, on 21 November 2017

Alteras, Isaac. Eisenhower and Israel : U.S.-Israeli relations, 1953-1960. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [1993] HEBREW FC 15 ALT

Ben-Zvi, Abraham. Lyndon B. Johnson and the politics of arms sales to Israel : in the shadow of the hawk. London : Routledge, 2012. HEBREW FC 15 BEN

Hirschhorn, Sara Yael. City on a hilltop : American Jews and the Israeli settler movement. Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, [2017] HEBREW FC 15 HIR

Pollock, David. The politics of pressure : American arms and Israeli policy since the Six Day War. Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, 1982. HEBREW FC 15 POL

Reich, Bernard. Securing the covenant : United States-Israel relations after the Cold War. Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, 1995. HEBREW FC 15 REI

Schoenbaum, David. The United States and the state of Israel. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1993. HEBREW FC 15 SCH

Thomas, Michael Tracy. American policy toward Israel : the power and limits of beliefs. London : Routledge, 2007. HEBREW FC 15 THO

Shafir, Gershon. A half century of occupation : Israel, Palestine, and the world’s most intractable conflict. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] HEBREW FC 16 SHA

Spiegel, Steven L The other Arab-Israeli conflict : making America’s Middle East policy, from Truman to Reagan. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985. HEBREW FC 16 SPI

Thrall, Nathan. The only language they understand : forcing compromise in Israel and Palestine. New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, [2017]  HEBREW FC 16 THR

Gregory, Andrew F. The gospel according to the Hebrews and the gospel of the Ebionites. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. HEBREW QM 70 GRE

Klezmer : music, history and memory / Walter Zev Feldman. New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2016] YIDDISH F 100 FEL

Sholom Aleĭkhem : pisatelʹ i ego geroi v iskusstve, teatre i kino = Sholem Aleichem : the writer and his heroes in art, theater and cinema / avtroy tekstov: Gillelʹ Kazovskiĭ, Aleksandra Poli͡an; redaktory: Ekaterina Allenova, Sara Krouter ; perevodchiki, Delʹfina Damora, Sergeĭ Katchev. Moskva : Evreĭskiĭ muzeĭ i t͡sentr tolerantnosti, [2016] STORE

Shechtman, Eli. La charrue de feu / roman traduit du yiddish par Rachel Ertel. [Paris] : Buchet-Chastel, [2014] STORE 17-1016/149

Balík, Štěpán. Jidiš v židovském etnolektu a moderní židovská literární identita v Čechách. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2015. Vydání první. STORE 17-1023/40

Peretz, Isaac Leib. Il tempo del Messia e altri racconti /  tradotti a cura di Elassa Bemporad, Margherita Pascucci. Roma : Edizioni di storia e letteratura, giugno 2014. Edizione italiano-yiddish. STORE 17-1023/42

Iz istorii evreĭskoĭ muzyki v Rossii. Vypusk 3, Obshchestvo evreiskoi narodnoi muzyki v Peterburge (1908-1921) : stoletie spusti͡a / sostaviteli i otvetstvennye redaktory, G.V. Kopytova, A.S. Frenkelʹ. Sankt-Peterburg : Evreĭskiĭ obshchinnyĭ T͡Sentr Sankt-Peterburga, 2015. STORE 17-1023/43

Reading room now open!

By Vanessa Freedman, on 25 August 2017

**Update 29/8/17 1pm**

The work was completed well ahead of schedule and the reading room is now open.

 

The Hebrew & Jewish Studies reading room will be closed on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th August while we sort out a few issues with the recent book moves. No entry sign

The sections affected will be:

  • HEBREW REF
  • HEBREW A-Q
  • HEBREW & YIDDISH periodicals (current issues and newspapers)

If you need anything from these sections, please ask at the Help Point on the first floor.

The remaining HEBREW & YIDDISH collections, which are now housed in the corridor and adjacent lobby, will remain available.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Phase 2 of Jewish Pamphlets project now complete

By Vanessa Freedman, on 1 August 2017

The second phase of our Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections project is now complete! In this phase we have:

  • conserved over 500 pamphlets with the help of specially trained volunteers
Before and after photos of conservation

Conservation of A Historical and law treatise against the Jews and Judaism (MOCATTA BOUND PAMPHLETS 27, no. 7)

  • digitised 172 pamphlets, creating over 6,000 images. You can browse and search these on our website

Title page

The tears of a grateful people by Hyman Hurwitz. London: H. Barnett, 1820. A Hebrew funeral dirge for King George III, with an English translation by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, printed on satin (SR MOCATTA PAMPHLETS BOX 18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are now planning phase 3, so watch this space!

Another new electronic resource

By Vanessa Freedman, on 31 July 2017

We now have access to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) OnlineEBREBR offers a comprehensive and in-depth rendering of the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. At the same time, EBR also documents the history of the Bible’s reception in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora; in Islam, in other religious traditions and current religious movements, Western and non-Western alike, as well as in literature, art, music, and film.

 

New electronic resource

By Vanessa Freedman, on 28 July 2017

We now have access to The Textual History of the Bible Online (THBO), a cross-searchable platforTHBOm with all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures.

In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

Hebrew & Jewish Studies moves

By Vanessa Freedman, on 12 July 2017

We’re giving the Hebrew & Jewish Studies reading room a makeover this summer. We’re adding additional study spaces at the south end of the room  and installing 20 new PCs at the north end. The room will also get a new coat of paint.

No entry sign

 

The reading room is closed until around 2nd August while the building work takes place. Please ask at the Help Point if you need any books or journals from the room.

To make room for the new PCs we have moved some books and journals out into the adjacent corridor and into a new space at the north end of the corridor, next to Scandinavian.

We are still trying to decide what to call this area: the Jewish Studies lobby/vestibule/antechamber perhaps? Any suggestions welcome!

Jewish Studies lobby

The new locations are:

  • HEBREW REF: reading room (ask at Help Point while the room is closed)
  • HEBREW A – Q: reading room (ask at Help Point while the room is closed)
  • HEBREW R – W 6: corridor
  • HEBREW W 6 (continued) – X: lobby
  • HEBREW QUARTOS: lobby
  • HEBREW FOLIOS: lobby
  • HEBREW Periodicals: lobby (current issues are on display racks in the reading room; newspapers are also in the reading room: ask at Help Point while the room is closed)
  • YIDDISH A – C 20: lobby
  • YIDDISH C 20 (continued) – F: corridor
  • YIDDISH QUARTOS: corridor
  • YIDDISH Periodicals: corridor (newspapers are in the reading room: ask at Help Point while the room is closed)

Do ask a member if staff if you can’t find something

Jewish Studies corridor

New books May-June 2017

By Vanessa Freedman, on 7 July 2017

Knauf, Ernst Axel. A history of biblical Israel : the fate of the tribes and kingdoms from Merenptah to Bar Kochba. Sheffield, UK : Equinox, 2016.
HEBREW A 15 KNA

Josephus, Flavius. The Jewish war / translated by Martin Hammond ; with an introduction and notes by Martin Goodman. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2017]
HEBREW A 35

Textbook of Aramaic ostraca from Idumea. Volume 2, Dossiers 11-50: 263 commodity chits / [compiled, edited, and translated into English by] Bezalel Porten and Ada Yardeni ; with the assistance of Matt Kletzing and Eugen Han. Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2016.
HEBREW QUARTOS A 54 POR

Jütte, Daniel. The age of secrecy : Jews, Christians, and the economy of secrets, 1400-1800. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
HEBREW A 105 JUT

The trial that never ends : Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem in retrospect / edited by Richard J. Golsan and Sarah M. Misemer. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
HEBREW A 143 GOL

Rydell, Anders. The book thieves : the Nazi looting of Europe’s libraries and the race to return a literary inheritance / translated by Henning Koch. New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
HEBREW A 149 RYD

Copisarow, Alcon Charles. Unplanned journey : from Moss Side to Eden : memoirs. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire : Jeremy Mills Publishing Limited, 2014.
HEBREW B 20 COP

Petuchauskas, Markas. Price of concord : memoirs, portraits of artists, interactions of cultures. Vilnius : Versus aureus, 2015.
HEBREW B 20 PET

Clarno, Andy. Neoliberal apartheid : Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
HEBREW FC 15 CLA

Normalizing occupation : the politics of everyday life in the West Bank settlements / edited by Marc Allegra, Ariel Handel, and Erez Maggor. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2017]
HEBREW FC 15 HAN

Rozin, Orit. A home for all Jews : citizenship, rights, and national identity in the new Israeli state. Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2016]
HEBREW FC 15 ROZ

Gutman, Yifat. Memory activism : reimagining the past for the future in Israel-Palestine. Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2017]
HEBREW FC 16 GUT

Podeh, Elie. Chances for peace : missed opportunities in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2015.
HEBREW FC 16 POD

Schulze, Kirsten E. The Arab-Israeli conflict. London : Routledge, 2017.
HEBREW FC 16 SCH

Seelig, Rachel. Strangers in Berlin : modern Jewish literature between East and West, 1919-1933. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016]
HEBREW Q 5 SEE

Subtle citation, allusion, and translation in the Hebrew Bible / edited by Ziony Zevit. Sheffield, UK : Equinox, 2017.
HEBREW QM 6 ZEV

The formation of the Pentateuch : bridging the academic cultures of Europe, Israel, and North America / edited by Jan C. Gertz, Bernard M. Levinson, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, and Konrad Schmid. Tübingen, Germany : Mohr Siebeck, [2016]
HEBREW QM 10 GER

Hezser, Catherine. Rabbinic body language : non-verbal communication in Palestinian rabbinic literature of late antiquity. Leiden : Brill, [2017]
HEBREW R 10 HEZ

Kulp, Joshua. Reconstructing the Talmud : an introduction to the academic study of rabbinic literature. New York, NY : Hadar Press, [2016]
HEBREW RD 295 KUL

Sommer, Benjamin D. Revelation and authority : Sinai in Jewish scripture and tradition. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
HEBREW W 25 SOM

Starr, John M. Classifying the Aramaic texts from Qumran : a statistical analysis of linguistic features. London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017.
HEBREW W 142 STA

Naḥman, of Bratslav. Contes de sagesse de rabbi Naḥman de Braslav / [adaptés et commentés] Adin Steinsaltz ; traduit de l’hébreu par Cyril Aslanoff. Paris : Albin Michel, [2014?]
HEBREW W 250 NAH

Harari, Yuval. Jewish magic : before the rise of Kabbalah / translated by Batya Stein. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2017]
HEBREW W 510 HAR

Der Idisher ṿelt-almanakh : yohr-bukh far sotsialisṭisher, Idisher un algemeyner geshikhṭe, sṭaṭisṭiḳ un informatsye.Tsṿeyṭer yohrgang / tsuzamengeshṭelṭ un redaḳṭirṭ fun D. Shub. New York, N.Y : Farlag “Wecker”, 1927.
STORE

Zunser, Eliakum. Selected songs of Eliakum Zunser / arranged for voice with piano accompaniment by William Fichandler ; based on notes by Joseph Rumshinsky. New York, Zunser Publishing Company, ©1928.
STORE

Noṿiḳ, P. Idn in Biro-Bidzshan : a bazukh in der Idisher oyṭonomer gegnṭ. Nyu Yorḳ : Iḳor, 1937.
STORE

Lehman, Szmil. Arbeyṭ un frayheyṭ : zamlung fun lider. Ṿarshe : Folḳlor biblioṭeḳ, 1921.
STORE

Bernuth, Ruth von. How the wise men got to Chelm : the life and times of a Yiddish folk tradition. New York : New York University Press, [2016]
YIDDISH C 80 BER

Bauman, Mordechai. Umḳum un oyfḳum : publitsisṭishe un liṭerarishe eseyen = From darkness to light. Flushing, N.Y. : Mordechai Bauman, [1994]
YIDDISH C 200 BAU

Goldfaden, Abraham. Yidishe natsyonal-gedikhṭe : deḳlamatsyonen fir Tsiensbrider. Ḳraḳo : Yosef Fisher, 1898.
YIDDISH C 200 GOL

Knapheys, M. Balades fun mayn ḥorever heym. Buenos-Ayres : Il. Liṭ. Bleṭer, 1968.
YIDDISH C 200 KNA

Nomberg, Hersh David. Shrifṭen v. 2. Ṿarshe : Ferlag “Bikher-far-ale, “, 668-670 [1907 or 1908-1909 or 1910]
YIDDISH C 200 NOM

Sholem Aleichem. Jewish children / translated from the Yiddish of “Shalom Aleichem” by Hannah Berman. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1922.
YIDDISH C 200 SHO

Mandel, Michael. The Jewish Hour : the golden age of a Toronto Yiddish radio show and newspaper. Toronto : Now and Then Books, [2016]
YIDDISH F 400 MAN

 

New books April 2017

By Vanessa Freedman, on 11 May 2017

Cohen, Jeremy. A historian in exile : Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian encounter. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
HEBREW A 110 SOL:COH

Teller, A. Money, power, and influence in eighteenth-century Lithuania : the Jews on the Radziwiłł Estates. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]
HEBREW EL 10 TEL

Klein, Reuven Chaim. Lashon Hakodesh : history, holiness, & Hebrew : a linguistic journey from Eden to Israel. [Bet Shemesh, Israel] : Mosaica Press, 2015.
HEBREW P 8 KLE

Budish, J. M. Geshikhṭe fun di ḳloṭh heṭ, ḳep un milineri arbeyṭer. Nyu Yorḳ : [o. fg.], 1926.
STORE 17-0424/100

Koidonover, Ẓevi Hirsch. Sefer Ḳav ha-yashar : bi-leshon ha-ḳodesh uvi-leshon Ashkenaz …  Ṿilna : Bi-defus ha-almanah ṿeha-aḥim Rom, 1875.
STORE 17-0424/101

Deḳlamaṭer fun der Soṿeṭisher Yidisher liṭeraṭur / tsunoyfgeshṭelṭ Y. Dobrushin, Y. Rabin, unṭer der redaḳtsye fun L. Goldberg. Mosḳṿe : Emes, 1934.
STORE 17-0424/102

Singer, Isaac Bashevis. ha-Mafteaḥ : sipurim / Y. Basheṿis Zinger ; ʻIvrit, Yiśraʼel Zamir. [Tel Aviv?] : Sifriyat poʻalim, 1979.
STORE 17-0424/99

Kwartin, Zavel. Mayn leben. Filadelfye : Aroysgegeben fun a gezelshafṭlikhen ḳomiṭeṭ, 1952.
STORE

Grant, Haim. Ershṭe ṭriṭ : a lernbukh far onfanger. Nyu Yorḳ : Hibru poblishing ḳompani, 1934.
STORE

Basman Ben-Haim, Rivka. The thirteenth hour = Di draytsnṭe shoh / translated from Yiddish by Zelda Kahan Newman. Woodstock, NY : Mayapple Press, 2016.
YIDDISH C 200 BAS

Katz, Dovid. The city in the moonlight : stories of the old-time Lithuanian Jews / translated by Barnett Zumoff. Jersey City, NJ : KTAV Publishing House, Inc., [2012]
YIDDISH C 200 KAT

Kadar, Naomi Prawer. Raising secular Jews : Yiddish schools and their periodicals for American children, 1917-1950. Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2017]
YIDDISH C 41 KAD

Children and Yiddish literature : from early modernity to post-modernity / edited by Gennady Estraikh, Kerstin Hoge and Mikhail Krutikov. Cambridge : Legenda, 2016.
YIDDISH C 6 EST

Gurwitz, Z. Memories of two generations : a Yiddish life in Russia and Texas. Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2016]
YIDDISH D 500 GUR

Take a peek at our digitised Jewish pamphlets

By Vanessa Freedman, on 26 April 2017

The digitisation part of the Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections project is now well under way. As with all digitisation projects (unless you’re fortunate enough to have funding to digitise an entire collection), selecting items has been a challenge. We have given priority to rare pamphlets which haven’t been digitised by other libraries, and have focused on a few themes, such as Jewish emancipation in England, and how the Jewish community marked royal or national occasions. For more on these themes, see this article by Professor Colin Shindler.

The first images have now been uploaded to our website; the page for the project will be available soon, but in the meantime you can find them by searching for ‘Jewish pamphlets‘.

An Ode for His Majesty and Royal Family

An Ode for His Majesty and Royal Family, from A short narrative of the loyalty and affection of the Jews … towards … King George, the Queen, and all the Royal Family; exhibited on the joyful occasion of His Majesty’s arrival at Portsmouth. Portsmouth-Common: printed by R. Lee …, 1773.