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Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College (HUC) Klau Library

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Author(s): Gilner, David J.
The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC) Klau Library, Cincinnati, is the flagship of HUC's four campus library system. With 536,000 printed books, 1,200 active journal subscriptions, 2,500 manuscript codices, 120,000 digital images of music, manuscript codices and scrolls, and early printed books, and numerous non-book collections, including music, maps, bookplates, bindings, stamps, microforms, and ephemera, the Library's Hebraica and Judaica collection is among the strongest in the world. ⸙The Library was established with the founding of HUC …
Date: 2023-01-31

China, Book Production in

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Author(s): Gilner, David J. | Finkin, Jordan D.
Persian-speaking Jews settled in China by the 10th century; the longest-lived community was in the city of Kaifeng. What survives of their book culture includes Torah scrolls on parchment and manuscript codices written in Hebrew on rice paper, which include biblical texts, liturgies, and a community memorial book. Printing was largely undertaken by Ashkenazic and Sephardic emigrés in the bigger cities during the 20th century. ⸙While there is evidence of earlier settlements, concerted and lasting Jewish communal activity in China dates to the 10th century; its…
Date: 2023-01-31