We have been busy buying new books and journals for the Library. Many thanks for all of the suggestions and recommendations from our readers.
We have bought the back catalogue of הליקון Helicon anthological journal of contemporary poetry and משיב הרוח Mashiv ha-ruaḥ. We will continue to receive these two journals as more issues are published.
We have also bought an online subscription to the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics. Edited by: Geoffrey Khan
Associate editors: Shmuel Bolozky, Steven Fassberg, Gary A. Rendsburg, Aaron D. Rubin, Ora R. Schwarzwald, Tamar Zewi.
You can access the Encyclopaedia via SOLO using your Single Sign On.
We display our latest acquisitions in the cabinet in the library foyer, and update this weekly. Remember to check regularly to see the newest additions to the Library!
Venue: Leopold Muller Memorial Library, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, OX1 2HG
Date: 6 May, Wednesday
What promises to be a fascinating visit for 2nd week will be on Wednesday 6th May to the Coppenhagen Collection (yes, the spelling is right!) in the Leopold Muller Memorial Library where our hosts will be Dr César Merchán-Hamann and Milena Zeidler.
The Coppenhagen Collection, formed by three generations of the Coppenhagen family collectors beginning in the mid-19th century, contains an outstanding selection of seventeenth-century Hebrew and Jewish books printed in the Netherlands, in places such as Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht and Franeker. There are a large number of Hebrew Bibles (most of the Amsterdam prints are there), Hebrew grammars and dictionaries by Christian Hebraists and Jews (such as Johannes Buxtorf, Johannes Drusius, Johannes Leusden and Elijah Levita), works by Christian Hebraists on Jewish religion and ethnography, many of the works of Menasseh ben Israel and virtually all the publications from his printing house.
The collection also contains many rare items printed in the Netherlands during the German occupation, as well as ephemera produced by numerous small Dutch-Jewish communities which no longer exist. The Coppenhagen Collection survived the Holocaust. Scattered and in hiding in the homes of non-Jews and basements of old public buildings, a large part of it was saved, with the help of the Dutch resistance. After the war, many items which had fallen into the hands of the Nazis were recovered. The Collection offers an intimate panorama of Jewish life in the Netherlands for over three and a half centuries.
Are you learning hebrew? Do you enjoy a good story? The Library has a collection of Children’s Literature in Hebrew, the basis of which came from the Kressel Collection. These books can be a fun way to practise reading Hebrew, and often they include the vowel pointing too.
The collection includes books that were published a generation ago as well as recent publications.
There are translations of classic Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales into Hebrew, as well as original Hebrew fiction.
There is fiction and non-fiction, young-adult novels and versions of biblical texts.
We even have a few board books!
Our Library keeps up-to-date with the Israeli publishing market, purchasing extensive selections of modern Hebrew literature: prose and poetry, as well as literary criticism (in Hebrew language). There is a possibility we have the book you are looking for, and if not – we are happy to consider purchasing it. Just get in touch!