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http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Judaica-B886F30-Kuhlman-Elbogan-April_12_1944.jpg
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/Judaica-B886F31-Kuhlman-Teitlebaum.jpg
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.

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Menorah.JPG
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.

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Goodhart-Philonis_Ivdaei-Opera_Exegetica_In-1613-Title_Page.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Judaica-B886F23-Bookplates-04.jpg
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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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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Judaica-B886F34-Kuhlman-Goodhart-July_5_1951.jpg
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…

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

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Lou_H_Silberman-pa.por.sill.001.jpg
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…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Megillahholder.JPG
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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