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New books April-May 2018

By Vanessa Freedman, on 14 May 2018

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

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

HEBREW A 6 KAU

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

HEBREW A 6 SIM

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

HEBREW DS 5 TAD

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

HEBREW FC 15 VAI

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

HEBREW GE 5 MAR

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

HEBREW P 6 MOS

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

HEBREW Q 5 MOL

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

HEBREW RD 6 BOY

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

HEBREW W 250 SCH

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

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

YIDDISH C 5 FRA

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

YIDDISH D 500 HOF

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

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

STORE

 

Trial access to The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization

By Vanessa Freedman, on 12 April 2018

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

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

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

New books January-March 2018

By Vanessa Freedman, on 28 March 2018

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

HEBREW FC 14 JAC

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

HEBREW FC 15 NOV

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

HEBREW FC 34 GEW

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

HEBREW FC 41 BAS

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

HEBREW PR 5 KAH

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

HEBREW RH 60 COH

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

HEBREW RS 5 AFT

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

HEBREW RT 6 FRA

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

HEBREW SE 5 LOC

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

HEBREW W 142 GRO

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

HEBREW W 250 HEI

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

YIDDISH B 5 FRA

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

YIDDISH C 200 SAN

Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections: phase 3

By Vanessa Freedman, on 27 March 2018

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

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

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

 

In the third phase we plan to:

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

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

New books December 2017

By Vanessa Freedman, on 4 January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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