Judaica Collection


Judaica Collection


The Zimmerman Judaica Collection, now numbering more than 20,000 titles, was established in 1945 with the gift of Professor Ismar Elbogen’s professional library. He was an internationally noted scholar in many fields of study, including the history of Jewish liturgy. In addition, the library of the late Professor Nahum N. Glatzer was purchased in 1991. The Glatzer Collection includes 6,000 monographs, primarily in German, Hebrew and English, and correspondence among noted scholars that include Rosenzweig and Martin Buber. Other significant acquisitions include the Hebrew Books from the Harvard College Library microfiche set and a thousand Yiddish Books from the National Yiddish Book Center.

Items in the Judaica Collection Collection

Franz Rosenzweig: His Life and Thought
Nahum N. Glatzer assumed care of the Rosenzweig archives and secured the legacy of his teacher by presenting in English Rosenzweig’s life and thought to an American audience. Glatzer weaves citations from diaries, letters, and memoirs, and provides…

Der Jüdische Gottesdienst in Seiner Geschichtlichen Entwicklung
Ismar Elbogen’s major work, Der Judische Gottesdienst in Seiner Geschichtliehen Entwicklung (1913), is a comprehensive historical study of the Jewish public liturgy. It covers the areas traditionally treated by liturgical scholars, and, in…

Illuminations from Hebrew Bibles of Leningrad
This portfolio consists of facsimiles from the illuminated Bibles in the Firkovitch Collection at the Leningrad Public Library. There are 27 plates from the original edition published in 1905 and 25 additional plates added for the 1989 edition. The…