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http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Torah_breastplate.JPG
A popular element often included in Torah decoration is the Torah breastplate, as pictured here. The Torah breastplate, or Torah shield, is an ornamentation hanging over the 'neck' of the atzei chaim (חיימ עצ tree of life), the wooden…

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Raymond Zimmerman was Chairman/CEO of Service Merchandise, a company founded by his parents, Mary and Harry Zimmerman. In 1988, the Raymond Zimmerman Family Foundation donated $500,000 to Vanderbilt’s Judaica Collection in honor of Raymond’s…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Judaica-Zimmerman_portrait.jpg
Mary and Harry Zimmerman were the founders of Service Merchandise retail stores, which evolved from a single store in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1934 into the nation’s largest catalog showrooms in the 1960’s. Harry Zimmerman received the B'nai B'rith…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Judaica-Star_of_David_Exhibit-Fall_1993.jpg
In fall of 1993, after 18 months of cataloging the 6,000 volumes in the Glatzer Collection and creating registries for the archival material, an exhibit was created to highlight some of the collection’s unique items. Included in the exhibit were an…

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This article in the Vanderbilt Register, dated December 9, 1988, announced a gift from the Raymond Zimmerman Family Foundation of $500,000 to expand and enhance the Judaica Collection of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. The gift was a tribute to…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Judaica-Hough-Zimmerman-Nov_19_1993.jpg
A letter, dated November 16, 1993, from Joseph Hough to Raymond and Arlene Zimmerman, invited them to a small gathering on December 20 for lunch and a walk through the “Star of David” exhibit. The exhibit was organized to highlight acquisitions…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Judaica-Commemoration-Zimmerman_Collection-Oct_16_1989.jpg
Shown is a program from the commemoration of the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Judaica Collection, held October 16, 1989, at the Vanderbilt Divinity School Library. Speakers at the commemoration were Liston O. Mills, ChancellorJoe B. Wyatt, H. Jackson…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Judaica-B886F23-Bookplates-09.jpg
The Judaica Collection achieved a new level of distinction in 1989 when the Raymond Zimmerman Family Foundation pledged $500,000 to honor the memory of Mary and Harry Zimmerman. A bookplate was created in expectation of a significant growth in…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/RG935B2660F35-Lee_Loventhal_portrait.jpg
Loventhal was a Nashville insurance executive and member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust for 22 years. In 1944, the Joint University Libraries acquired a memorial fund from his family and friends to establish a collection of Jewish books in his…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/PJ4563_K5-1545-Sefer_ha-shora-shim-01.jpg
David Kimhi (approximately 1160–1235) was a grammarian and exegete of Narbonne, Provence. Sefer ha-shorashim is the lexicon of a two-part philological treatise. His chief contribution in grammar lies in the arrangement of the material and the…
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