Jewish Studies

When a Book Is Not Really Done

Naomi Seidman is the Chancellor Jackman Professor in the Arts at the University of Toronto, and recently published her book Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition with The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. Naomi discusses how this recent publication is different to her previous three books, as she continues … Continue reading

Jewish Studies

Key titles to add to your Littman Library collection

Founded by Louis Littman in memory of his father to explore, explain, and perpetuate the Jewish heritage, the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization published its first book in 1965. It has gone on to publish many highly regarded titles and has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading publishers in the field. To celebrate #LUP120, … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day this year, we've curated a list of recent work by our brilliant female authors. Keep reading to find out more about some of the key titles by women from across our disciplines! Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement by Naomi Seidman Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov movement she … Continue reading

Jewish Studies

Recovering a Voice – In Conversation with David Weinberg

David Weinberg’s multi-national study, focusing on France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, offers a wide lens through which to view post-war efforts to help Jewish communal life recover its voice and its raison d’être. By underscoring the similarities in the situation facing Jews across borders, he demonstrates how the three communities with the aid of international … Continue reading

Jewish Studies

The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe – 5 Minutes with Bracha Yaniv

Bracha Yaniv was recently named a finalist in the Jewish Book Awards for her book The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe. We caught up with her this Jewish Book Week to discuss the sources of inspiration for Jewish motifs and the influence of Torah arks on the design of the synagogue. Congratulations on being … Continue reading