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This small manuscript contains laws of ritual purity especially in the context of marital relations. The fragmentary sheaf Read More>
Bill Love, a comic book expert and reviewer, joined us at the Klau Library for a double session on the impact of Jews on the comic book industry. His talk was Read More >
Earlier this month, Sheila and Bill Lambert donated a meaningful and wondrous set of the five books of Moses, in memory of Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., z”l. This bound manuscript Read More >
The Association of Jewish Libraries had their 54th annual conference in Woodland Hills, CA north of LA, the 17th-19th of June 2019. The conference is a three-day event composed of committee meetings, talks, presentations, and a massive amount of networking and learning. Topics presented consisted of specialized collections, Israeli literature, biblical publications, preservation strategies Read More >
New at the Klau Library in Cincinnati is our very summer-appropriate exhibit titled "The Borsht Belt: Jews on Vacation." This exhibit highlights a unique slice of American Jewish history, when the upwardly mobile Jews began leaving in droves from their stuffy homes in New York City and its surrounding areas, to spend time in the fresh air of the Catskills region, surrounded Read More >
Those familiar with Passover will be acquainted with the four archetypical children in the haggadah: the wise son (חכם), the wicked son (רשע), the simple son (תם), and the one who does not know to ask (שאינו יודע לשאול). In addition to recording these children’ s memorable words, Jewish scribes and artists have also used visual depictions to give more character and embellishment to these figures. Read More >
Earlier this month, the Klau Library hosted the annual Feld Memorial Lecture in memory of Natalie Feld. This year's lecture was given by Dr. Edwin Seroussi, Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and winner of the 2018 Israel Prize. Read More >