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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

New books January 2016

By Vanessa Freedman, on 15 February 2016

Jilovsky, Esther. Remembering the Holocaust : generations, witnessing and place. London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
HEBREW A 144 JIL

Horst, Pieter Willem van der. Saxa Judaica loquuntur : lessons from early Jewish inscriptions : Radboud prestige lectures 2014. Leiden : Brill, [2015]
HEBREW A 54 HOR

Language as bridge and border : linguistic, cultural and political constellations in 18th to 20th centuries German-Jewish thought / edited by Sanine Sander. Berlin : Hentrich & Hentrich, 2015.
HEBREW A 6 SAN

Gardiner, Muriel. Code name “Mary” : memoirs of an American woman in the Austrian underground. New Haven : Yale University Press, [1983]
HEBREW B 20 GAR

Bernardini, Paolo. The Jews, instructions for use : four eighteenth-century projects for the emanicipation of European Jews / Paolo L. Bernardini, Diego Lucci. Boston [Mass.] : Academic Studies Press, 2012.
HEBREW CA 33 BER

Katz, Ethan. The burdens of brotherhood : Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
HEBREW CF 16 KAT

Meyuhas Ginio, Alisa. Between Sepharad and Jerusalem : history, identity and memory of the Sephardim. Leiden : Brill, [2015]
HEBREW CG 5 MEY

Baumgarten, Elisheva. Practicing piety in medieval Ashkenaz : men, women, and everyday religious observance. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2014]
HEBREW D 52 BAU

Kravva, Vasiliki. Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you if you are Jewish : food and discourses of identity. Saarbrücken, Germany : VDM Verlag Dr. Müller,, 2010.
HEBREW DT 43 KRA

Seikaly, Sherene. Men of capital : scarcity and economy in mandate Palestine. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]
HEBREW FC 14 SEI

Our harsh logic : Israeli soldiers’ testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010 / compiled by Breaking the Silence. New York : Picador, September 2013.
HEBREW FC 16 BRE

Ranta, Ronald. Political decision making and non-decisions : the case of Israel and the occupied territories. Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
HEBREW FC 16 RAN

Peters, F. E. Jerusalem : the holy city in the eyes of chroniclers, visitors, pilgrims and prophets from the days of Abraham to the beginnings of modern times.  Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1985]
HEBREW FC 24 PET

Roby, Bryan K. The Mizrahi era of rebellion : Israel’s forgotten civil rights struggle, 1948-1966. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2015]
HEBREW FC 35 ROB

Handbook of Jewish languages / edited by Lily Kahn, Aaron D. Rubin. Leiden : Brill, [2016]
HEBREW PR 5 KAH

Zevit, Ziony. What really happened in the Garden of Eden? New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
HEBREW QM 13 ZEV

Blumenthal, David R. Philosophic mysticism : studies in rational religion. Ramat Gan : Bar-Ilan University, 2006.
HEBREW RT 6 BLU

Jacobus, Helen R. Zodiac calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls and their reception : ancient astronomy and astrology in early Judaism. Leiden : Brill, [2015]
HEBREW W 142 JAC

Law in the documents of the Judaean desert / edited by Ranon Katzoff & David Schaps. Leiden : Brill, 2005.
HEBREW W 142 KAT

Magid, Shaul. Hasidism incarnate : Hasidism, Christianity, and the construction of modern Judaism. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]
HEBREW W 250 MAG

Noy, Melech. 15 yor Palesṭina-arbeṭer-fond / miṭ a hagdomeh fun Shloymeh Ḳaplansḳi. Tel-Aviv : Ḳomiṭeṭ far’n arbeṭendn E.Y., 688 [1928]
STORE

Pomerantz, Israel Hayim. Meshieḥ-moṭiṿn in der Ameriḳaner-Yidisher poezye. Ḥefah : Farlag “Ḥefah”, 727 = 1966.
STORE

Aḥisefer : meʼasef le-divre sifrut, ḥeḳer ha-leshonot be-Yiśraʼel ṿe-targumim min ha-shirah ha-Idit / ba-ʻarikhat Shemuʼel Niger u-Menaḥem Ribolov. Nyu-Yorḳ : Ḳeren Luʼis Lamed le-sifrutenu be-ʻIvrit uve-Idit, 704 [1943]
STORE

The mark of the swastika : extracts from the British war blue book, together with the white paper on the treatment of German nationals in Germany / edited by Moses Schonfeld and Herman Appelman = Der tseykhn fun di sṿastiḳa : oystsugn fun dem Briṭish milḥomeh blu buḳ, tsuzamen miṭ dem ṿaysn papir ṿegen der bahandlung fun Dayṭshe natsionaliṭeṭn in Dayṭshland. New York : Ad Press Ltd., [1941]
STORE

Kling, Bertha. Fun mayne ṭeg. Nyu-Yorḳ : [Bertha Kling], 1952.
STORE

Joseph Opatoshu : a Yiddish writer between Europe and America / edited by Sabine Koller, Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov. London : Legenda, Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney Publishing, 2013.
YIDDISH C 200 OPA:KOL

Women writers of Yiddish literature : critical essays / edited by Rosemary Horowitz. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
YIDDISH C 6 HOR

Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections: The Second Phase

By Vanessa Freedman, on 9 February 2016

We are delighted to announce that Phase 2 of the Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections project will begin shortly, following a successful grant application. Read more in the latest Library Newsletter.

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.
STORE

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