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During the Nazi occupation of Paris, the artist Benn was sheltered by various Christian families. While in hiding, he made simple line drawings of biblical verses until he was captured and interred in the Beanne le Rolande camp. After the war, he…

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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 staves of…

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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 parents,…

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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…

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Nahum N. Glatzer, a disciple of Franz Rosenzweig, succeeded Martin Buber in his chair at the University of Frankfurt in 1932. Glazter moved to the United States in 1938 and, after a series of academic posts, began teaching at Brandeis University in…

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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…

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From 1930-1933 Buber was professor of religion at the University of Frankfurt before moving to Palestine to work as professor of social philosophy at Hebrew University from 1938-1951. Along with his philosophical works, like I and Thou (1937), Buber…

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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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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…

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The Judaica Collection had its beginnings with the purchase of the library of Ismar Elbogen in 1945. Dr. Elbogen, a noted authority on Jewish history and religion, taught in Berlin from 1902 until 1933. He immigrated to the United States to escape…
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