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Franz Rosenzweig’s collection of essays, speeches, and letters convey his commitment to bringing Jews back to their roots through adult Jewish education. As director of the Frieies Juedisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt am Main, he was able to experiment…

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Der Stern der Erlösung (The Star of Redemption) is Rosenzweig’s major philosophical work. The first draft was written in the trenches and in a military hospital while serving in the German Army during W.W.I. In this work, he describes the…

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Spice containers are used during the Havdalah ceremony, which marks the closing of the Shabbat and other holidays. The spices (in Hebrew, besamim) are stored in a dedicated container. Their smell should be sweet. Traditionally the spices include…

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Artist Ben Shahn was part of the Social Realism movement originating around 1930. It was during this period that he created many of the originals for the Hagadah shel Pesah, drawing on the movement’s themes of defense of the innocent, the…

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The Bird’s Head manuscript, the earliest surviving illustrated Ashkenazi Haggada, is named for the figures drawn with birds' heads on human forms. These composite creatures are most probably griffins. Many scholars believe the use of imaginary…

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This set of 120 medals commemorates people and events in Jewish history. Themes depicted in the engravings include Jewish belief, creativity, history, and religious life. The last coins in the set deal with the return to Israel. Nahum N. Glatzer…

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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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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…

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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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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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