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  • Tags: Judaica Collection

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Chancellor Oliver C. Carmichael saw the absence of any center of Jewish learning in the Southeast and the need for a library to ground a better understanding and appreciation of Judaism. In a thank-you letter on December 22, 1944, he expressed his…

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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…

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Henry Teitlebaum was the founder of Loveman’s retail clothing store and a leader of Nashville’s Jewish community. His wife Sara Lowenstein Teitlebaum was also a prominent member of that community. The Elbogens and Teitlebaums met in Europe in the…

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This Megillah silver case was crafted in Israel. It has a removable lid, can hold a large parchment scroll and is decorated with interesting embossed decorations as well as Hebrew text in a traditional font.

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Professor Lou H. Silberman taught at Vanderbilt for 28 years, from 1952 through 1980, and was named Hillel Professor of Jewish Literature in 1955. He was chair of the undergraduate department of religious studies from 1970 to 1976. Besides launching…

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Leah Belle Levy Eskind devoted her life to Jewish organizations such as the Council of Jewish Women and the United Jewish Appeal. Her service to the Nashville community found an appropriate commemoration in the advancement of the Judaica Collection.…

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Dr. Kuhlman wrote a letter to Mr. Howard Lehman Goodhart, dated July 5, 1951, expressing his gratitude for his gift of Philo material. Mr. Goodhart’s donation of 160 works (books and photostats) on the great Jewish philosopher Philo came about…

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Professor Lou H. Silberman devoted himself to further the development of the collection. He worked many hours with catalogers and vendors to purchase or swap titles to enhance the Judaica Collection’s holdings. A book fund was established in his…

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Professor Lou H. Silberman was instrumental in assisting Mr. Manuel Eskind to establish a fund in memory of his wife, Leah Belle Levy Eskind. From 1963 to 1980, an annual gift was received by the library, enabling the Judaica Collection to maintain…

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Philo’s writings reflect Jewish life and experiences outside Judea in the first few decades of the Common Era. In this treatise on the life of Moses, Philo retells the biblical narrative with significant omissions and additions and a focus on the…
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