Jewish Studies

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month

May in the US is Jewish American Heritage Month, a celebration that pays tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society. To mark this we've put together a reading list of books from the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization that explore the heritage and contributions … Continue reading

Art, Enlightenment, History, Jewish Studies

Ancient Objects Spotlight: Reading List

This reading list showcases a collection of books that explore the importance of Ancient objects and the roles they played within their respective societies. As a part of this celebration throughout April we are offering 30% off selected eBook and print books on the Liverpool University Press website with the code ANCIENT30.

Jewish Studies

What is Karaism and Are There Still Karaites?

New from The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Karaism by Daniel J. Lasker is the first comprehensive overview of Karaism: its history, unique practices, beliefs, and philosophy, and present-day revival. In this blog post, Lasker reflects on the progress of Karaite studies. Anyone familiar with a typical synagogue would be surprised by this photograph: Men are … Continue reading

Art, Jewish Studies, Journals, News

Spotlight on Aesthetics and the Environment: Free to read journal articles, plus 30% off selected e-book and print books

For August we are putting a spotlight on Aesthetics and the Environment, focusing on our Art, Architecture and Sculpture books, journals and digital collections.