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Needle in the Bookstacks

Perplexing commentary

November 30, 2016

Inscribed so neatly in the margins of Maimonides' Guide to the Perplexed that it looks printed, is an unpublished 14th century commentary.

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Library Book Sale

November 08, 2016

It's fall! There's a tiny chance of rain, we've turned the clocks back, and the scent of books is in the air!

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Jews of Vienna

November 01, 2016

Check out our exhibit on the Jews of Vienna

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Season of our Rejoicing

October 13, 2016

Find resources on Sukkot, Shimini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah in the library

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Award Winning HUC Faculty.

August 23, 2016

I was happy to interview Dr. Bruce Phillips, HUC-JIR LA faculty member about his recent award from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry.

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Fall Semester at the NY Klau Library

August 18, 2016

Welcome back and beruchim haba'im to the new students. We have been working throughout the summer to make improvements to the library.

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Early Plea for Passover Legumes.

July 21, 2016

It is 1810. The deprivations of the Napoleonic Wars have hit hard, and Jewish soldiers in the Kingdom of Westphalia have begun asking their communal leadership to relax the Passover dietary restrictions on consuming legumes.

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Old Religion in the New World

June 30, 2016

In honor of the 4th of July, the Frances-Henry Library is high-lighting some pre-Revolutionary War synagogues.

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Shavuot Resources

June 09, 2016

If you are looking for program idea for an all-night study session, prayer-books, commentaries on the Book of Ruth, or a great blintz recipe, the library has the resource you need.

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What's Your Superpower?!

May 09, 2016

What if your superpower is the ability to combine images and words into a seemless whole?  And then what if you chose to use your powers to shine a light on different aspects of Jewish History?

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