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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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A Hanukah Liturgy From Yemen

December 10, 2019

Ms. Acc. 199

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Daniel Boyarin Teaches Talmud

November 25, 2019

This November, the HUC-JIR Community was privileged to host Dr. Daniel Boyarin for the Annual Feld Memorial Lecture at the Klau Library in Cincinnati.

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Kitab Teme'ah : Book of Impurity

October 28, 2019

This small manuscript contains laws of ritual purity especially in the conte

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Comics Without Jews?? Nothing Much to Talk About

September 25, 2019

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 titled "Comics Without Jews?

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