Archive for April, 2012

Letters of Chaplain Louis Werfel z”l, YU’s “Flying Rabbi”

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Yeshiva University Archives has received a small collection of letters written by Yeshiva College alumnus and RIETS musmach Louis Werfel, the only Orthodox chaplain killed in action in World War II.  Known as “The Flying Rabbi” because of his frequent flights to visit servicemen in locations throughout North Africa, Chaplain Werfel perished when the plane […]

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Friday, April 27th, 2012

Ronald Rubin

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Dr. Ronald Rubin, already a generous donor of rare volumes to the Library’s Special Collections, presented the Mendel Gottesman Library with a very valuable set of four magnificent volumes this week, in celebration of his birthday, the Biblia Rabbinica (Mikra’ot Gedolot), published in Basel in 1618-1619. This edition, the 6th Biblia Rabbinica, was commissioned by […]

Kuntres Yerah Tov ‘al Birkat ha-hodesh

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Kuntres Yerah Tov ‘al Birkat ha-Hodesh, by Elchanan Adler. Published by the author, 2012. Kuntres Yerah Tov, by Yeshiva University Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Elchanan Adler, is a short volume, but it is overflowing with scintillating scholarship and fascinating insights into the monthly recitation of the Blessing of the New Moon. Rabbi Adler weaves together lomdus, […]

Finding the Afikomen: Passover in the Library

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Pesach is the holiday of searching: checking for hamets, hunting for the afikomen, and defining Jewish identity and freedom.  An exploration of the library’s collections unearths images in honor of the holiday. Best wishes for a happy and kosher Passover. Posted by Shulamith Z. Berger

RAMBI Subject Searching Upgrade

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Sylviane Stampfer, editor of RAMBI, The Index to Articles in Jewish Studies, recently announced that SUBJECT searching in RAMBI is being upgraded so that searching a subject in either English or Hebrew will retrieve both Hebrew and European language articles. The change is being introduced gradually and is expected to be completed by the summer. […]