“I is for Intifada. Intifada is Arabic for rising up/For what is right, if you are a kid or grownup!”
Seems like the creator of the Dewey Decimal System was out of order in his treatment of minorities and women.
Students at Manchester University want the institution to remove or label library books written by Holocaust denier David Irving.
While the Nazis’ plunder of visual art has garnered attention, the Third Reich’s attempt to dominate Europe’s literary culture is little known.
Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction.
Barack and Michelle Obama announced the design for the Obama Presidential Library. The structure will be designed by the husband and wife architectural team of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. Williams and Tsien have previously designed for organizations like The Jewish Theological Seminary, and The University of Chicago, which will host the library. The design features a complex of three structures – the library, the forum, and the museum, which will be the tallest of the three structures. The design also seeks to integrate green space both in the planned public plaza and on the roofs of the forum and library.
The Talmud will now be freely accessible by all people in the two languages – English and Modern Hebrew - spoken by 90% of world Jewry.
Manhattan’s Jewish Theological Seminary has the greatest collection of rare Jewish historical documents in the United States — and it’s putting them all in storage for years.
The main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library just got a little more frum. A new exhibit captures the daily life of the Hasidic community of Crown Heights in the 1990s.
When the National Yiddish Book Center got a new scanner to digitize old books, it needed hardware that could deal with fragile print and technology-averse users.