Jewish Studies

New Hebrew Books Purchased in FY17

By Deborah Katz on June 23, 2017

AM79.I8 S53 2014,”. Muzeʼon ṿe-ʼosef be-Erets Yiśraʼel be-shilhe ha-teḳufah ha-ʻOt’manit / ʻOded Shai.”,”. Yerushalayim : Mosad Byaliḳ ; [Beersheba] : ʼUniversiṭat Ben-Guryon be-Negev, 2014.” B759.M34 R37 2015,”. ha-Rambam ṿe-Libovits : ha-yelkhu shenehem yaḥda...

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

By Deborah Katz on January 23, 2017

 The four volume, Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics is our latest purchase from Brill publishers. It is a fascinating work that covers the history of Hebrew  from antiquity to its present form. Great scholarship and great bibliographies. Here’s an entry; B (b (bet) – Byz...

The Hebrew Journals Collection – Fifty titles

By Deborah Katz on January 23, 2017

WU Libraries recently purchased the JSTOR Hebrew Journals collection. Here is the title list. If you search the WU catalog, you will see if WU has both retrospective and current access to a specific title.

3MT/Three Minute Thesis – Sponsored by the Lieberman Graduate Center

By Deborah Katz on January 19, 2017

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience.  3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community.   First priz...

New Films from Israel “Ha’Ivrim” The Writers – DVD collection of eight films

By Deborah Katz on September 28, 2016

The Hebrews  is an independent project for documenting Hebrew culture, containing films, video talks and books. So far 8 feature-length documentary films [with English subtitles]have been released, two books have been published, and dozens of talks with experts and commentators have been recorded...

Featured eBook: Handbook of Jewish Languages

By Deborah Katz on September 28, 2016

A new Brill handbook edited by Aaron D Rubin and Lily Kahn This project grew out of a desire to fill two significant gaps in the study of the rich variety of languages other than Hebrew spoken and written by Jewish communities throughout history. Firstly, we wanted to provide an accessible introd...

British Library Digitizes Hebrew Manuscripts – Scrolls,

By Deborah Katz on September 28, 2016

The Hebrew Manuscripts Digitization Project funded by The Polonsky Foundation has digitized 1,300 manuscripts from the British Library’s collection in its first phase. The digitized collection includes medieval and early modern codices, single sheets, charters and scrolls, as well as an oak...

Jewish Studies New Books – English then Hebrew

By Deborah Katz on September 27, 2016

These are titles purchased between July 1 – October 1 ( 2016) The Torah : a women’s commentary / Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, editor ; Andrea L. Weiss, associate editor.,,”New York : Women of Reform Judaism, Federation of Temple Sisterhood : URJ Press, [2008]” BS1225.53 .T675 200...

The Semi-New Primo – Default Library Search Tool

By Deborah Katz on March 11, 2016

With the roll out of the new library website this semester, Primo became the default tool for accessing library materials. It searches across the WU Catalog, Mobius, journal databases, digital collections and a myriad of other content. Here is a guide that explains how Primo works as well as the ...