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This article in the Vanderbilt Register, dated December 9, 1988, announced a gift from the Raymond Zimmerman Family Foundation of $500,000 to expand and enhance the Judaica Collection of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. The gift was a tribute to…

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Rosenzweig was raised in a secular Jewish home in Kassel, Germany. His renewed connection with Judaism as an adult led to a career in Jewish adult education that emphasized Jewish religious knowledge. In 1920, he was appointed director of the Freies…

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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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