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The tallit (prayer shawl) is a portable spiritual home in which one can wrap oneself. According to Jewish tradition, a Jewish male is buried in his tallit with the corners cut off. The cut-off corner fringes signify that the tallit can no longer be…

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Dr. Kuhlman, director of the Joint University Libraries from 1936 to 1960, was the driving force behind the creation of the Judaica Collection. As a scholar librarian with a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago, he was dedicated to…

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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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Throughout his life, Franz Rosenzweig would compose poems dedicated to those closest to or influential on him . This poem is dedicated to Martin Buber, Rosenzweig's partner in translation for a number of projects during the years of his illness.…

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Dr. Kuhlman wrote this letter, dated April 12, 1944, to Elbogen's wife Regina, to initiate negotiations to obtain the Elbogen library. A stream of correspondence between Kuhlman and Mrs. Elbogen led to the finalization of the purchase in December…

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Dr. Kuhlman wrote this letter, dated December 25, 1944, to Mrs. Sara Lowenstein Teitltebaum, thanking her for a generous donation in memory of her husband, Henry Teitlebaum. Her gift funded the purchase of Dr. Ismar Elbogen’s 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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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…

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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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