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Menorahs are lamps with eight small oil fonts and a candle socket, one for each day of observance of the festival of Hanukkah. The candle socket, called the shamash or server, is used for lighting the others.

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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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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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Ismar_Elbogen_portrait-Judaica_Collection_booklet.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Frederick_Kuhlman-pa.por.kuha.005.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/BM660_E37-Der_Judische_Gottesdienst-cover.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/ND533_B514_A45-1960-62_Psaumes-01.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/CJ5793_J4_J82-1969-Medallic_History_of_the_Jewish_People-01.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/BM675_P4_J4_v1-Birds_Head_Haggada.jpg
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…

BM674_633_R68-1966-Haggadah_for_Passover-02_trans.jpg
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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