Jewish Studies

Jewish Book Week 2020

From 29th February to 8th March, it’s Jewish Book Week, organised by the Jewish Book Council. To celebrate the London festival, we’ve put together a reading list of recent Jewish studies books that might be of interest to those attending (or interested in) Jewish Book Week. Keep reading to find out what the Littman Library … Continue reading

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

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

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Jewish Education in Eastern Europe – 5 minutes with Eliyana Adler

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 30, Jewish Education in Eastern Europe edited by Eliyana R. Adler and Antony Polonsky is the most recent addition to the esteemed Polin series. As part of Jewish Book Week, Eliyana Adler discusses the importance of the study of education and what we can expect from this groundbreaking new volume.   Over … Continue reading