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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, 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 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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Franz Rosenzweig died on December 9, 1929. In accordance with Jewish tradition, the body was placed on the floor with a candle next to it and was covered with a linen cloth. He was buried in a cemetery of the Frankfurt Jewish community, where his…

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Franz Rosenzweig was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the early months of 1922. By the end of 1922, he could no longer write. As his condition worsened and oral dictation was no longer possible, a special typewriter (visible in this…

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In fall of 1993, after 18 months of cataloging the 6,000 volumes in the Glatzer Collection and creating registries for the archival material, an exhibit was created to highlight some of the collection’s unique items. Included in the exhibit were an…

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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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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…

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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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The Judaica Collection achieved a new level of distinction in 1989 when the Raymond Zimmerman Family Foundation pledged $500,000 to honor the memory of Mary and Harry Zimmerman. A bookplate was created in expectation of a significant growth in…
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