Focus on Censorship and Banned Books in Frances-Henry Library Exhibit in LA - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Focus on Censorship and Banned Books in Frances-Henry Library Exhibit in LA

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Dr. Yaffa Weisman, Librarian of the Frances-Henry Library at HUC-JIR/LA writes: "In recognition of Banned Books Week we have put together a new exhibit reflecting Jewish instances of, and debates about banning and censoring books...The books displayed in our new exhibit come from our collection. They represent censored Jewish books that made Jewish readers uncomfortable throughout history – would YOU banish them from our library?"  Some of the books in the Frances-Henry Library exhibit are posted as part of her blog discussion of Jewish books subjected to censorship by Christianity and Islam, or self-censored by the Jewish community itself.

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