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A Song for Shavuot

May 28, 2020

 
A Shir for Shavuot Shavuot is here!

 

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Journey Towards Revelation

May 11, 2020

At the Klau library we are privileged to have several unique manuscripts for the counting of the Omer, the period of 49 days between Passover and Shavuot.

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One Palestine Complete

April 29, 2020

In 1920, the British government decided to transfer administration of Palestine from military to civilian control.

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The Many Modes of Matzah

April 02, 2020

What do you think of when you imagine a piece of matzah? For many Jews today, the iconic image of the unleavened bread is square, perforated, and extra crunchy.

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Purim of Padua

March 06, 2020

Purim is almost here! In anticipation of the holiday, we are looking this week at lesser-known celebrations of a similar nature, known as “local Purims.”

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Elijah's Cup with Stuart Nedelman

February 28, 2020

Stuart Nedelman, a local artist, came to visit the Klau Library to look at some books on Judaica artwork which could be incorporated in his paintings and drawings.

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A Pirkei Avot for Tu BiShvat

February 03, 2020

 Tu BiShvat, the new year for trees, is just around the corner! With trees and plants and a hope for spring on our minds, we were reminded of HUC MS 86, a unique and enigmatic work featuring arboreal motifs (and some cute animals).

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The Jewish Calendar and the Zodiac

January 02, 2020

Happy 2020!

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Parashat Vayeishev

December 19, 2019

MS 1.3 – Germany, 14th century

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