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Visionary author about visionary synagogues

March 08, 2011

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing HUC faculty member, Dr. Isa Aron about her newest book.

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One Aspect of the Changing Role of Jewish Women

March 08, 2011

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Dvora Weisberg, Director, School of Rabbinic Studies; Associate Professor of Rabbinical Literature in Los Angeles, about her latest book, Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism (Brandeis University Press, 2009)

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Attack of the QR Codes!

January 31, 2011

Have you noticed these funny looking checker-board codes sprinkled in the journal section of the Frances-Henry Library?

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Treasure in the Library

January 07, 2011

Every library contains at least a few hidden treasures- things which are not immediately noticeable, which you just chance on in the course of browsing the stacks, but which, once noticed, immediately demand attention because they are truly extrao

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Gifts, Gifts, and more Gifts ?!

November 29, 2010

Yes, we’re approaching that most “consumerish” time of the year.  With my kids getting older and my house filled with “stuff” I’m wondering again at how to get through 8 nights of gift-giving.   A Different Light : the Hanukkah book of celebra

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Fall Harvest from Israel

September 20, 2010

With the new budget year come new books from Israel. The numbers and the topics of books being published in Israel never cease to amaze me. If you are interested the statistics, I invite you to log on to link to the statistics published annually by the Jewish National and University Library:http://www.jnul.huji.ac.il/eng/lgd-statistics-2010.html

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That one special High Holiday tune

August 27, 2010

This time of year always seems to bring on that yearning to hear that one song or melody from your childhood or from your previous congregation. For many years, I attended a small Sephardic shul. The melodies were very different from the ones that I had grown up with – a combination of soulful Ashkenazi chants, Debbie Friedman melodies, and contemporary choral works.

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What's Cooking?

August 19, 2010

As promised, a sample of our newest acquisitions.

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What’s New and What’s News @ The Frances-Henry Library

August 17, 2010

“Intensives” = our existential state @ HUC-LA this week: four days of intense study in preparation for the new school year. This term also describes our own preparations aimed at making your presence and use of the Library pleasant and easy.

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Salomon Plessner’s First Publication

August 05, 2010

Salomon Plessner (1797-1883), an outstanding Orthodox Jewish preacher in 19th century Germany, is also remembered for his translation of the entire Apocrypha into Hebrew, which appeared in Berlin in 1833.

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