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A Wise Thanksgiving Lesson

November 19, 2021 | Klau Library Blog

Contributed by Alice Finkelstein, Head of Technical Services Few of us learned in school that the Thanksgiving celebration has roots in Wampanoag and other indigenous cultures of North America, or how, in 1621, the Wampanoag leader Massasoit formed an alliance … Continued


ספרי יידיש בנושא גהות ובריאות לקהל הרחב

November 4, 2021 | Klau Library Blog

נכתב על ידי אלחנדרו סוסצ’ין, השאלה, יעץ החל מסוף המאה ה-19 ובעשורים הראשונים של המאה ה-20, מגפות קטלניות פגעו קשות באירופה. בין היתר, הכולרה במשך יותר מעשרים שנה פגעה בעיקר במזרח היבשת, וגם השפעת התרחבה כפי שהזכירו לכולנו בעקבות מגפת … Continued


King Matt the First

October 22, 2021 | Klau Library Blog

Contributed by Margalit Tal, Serials Coordinator It is an unfortunate reality of many who died in the Holocaust that their tragic deaths overshadowed their extraordinary lives, and such is the story of Janusz Korczak. While his death elevated him to … Continued


Historical Jewish Advertisements in the American Israelite

October 8, 2021 | Klau Library Blog

Contributed by Joshua Fischer, Junior Assistant Judaica Librarian in Cincinnati Jewish advertisements have a developed and storied history within the Cincinnati Jewish community. As American Jewish communities grew and developed, it became necessary to find more efficient methods of spreading … Continued


Censorship and Dissent in Early Modern Christendom: Johannes Reuchlin’s defense of Jewish scholarship and the ride of humanism

September 27, 2021 | Klau Library Blog

Contributed by Taylor Dwyer, Assistant Librarian In 1509, a campaign to destroy Jewish literature was launched in Germany, then part of the Roman Empire. The campaign was led by a Jewish convert to Christianity named Johannes Pfefferkorn (1469-1522/3) with support from various … Continued