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Paul Glassman Will Serve as Director of YU Libraries After 20 Years of Teaching on Campus Paul Glassman has been named the new director of University Libraries at Yeshiva University. Glassman has a 20-year association with the University, having taught architectural history and design as an adjunct instructor in Yeshiva College since 1994. Teaching a sequence…
Washington Heights Street Renamed for Soviet Jewry Activist Jacob Birnbaum On October 18, a street in Yeshiva University’s own neighborhood of Washington Heights, New York, was renamed to honor the memory of Jacob Birnbaum, a prominent activist who began his monumental work on behalf of Soviet Jewry right around the corner from YU. Birnbaum, who…
New Design Will Create Updated Student-Focused Research and Study Center
Center for Israel Studies to Present on Birnbaum Family Archive on November 10
Yeshiva University’s library has given new life to a rare illuminated Hebrew manuscript from 1765 by posting it online as a Web exhibit. The manuscript, called a memorbuch, from the German town of Auras (now in Poland) is unusual for its elaborate Rococo-style illustrations.
Yeshiva College and The Mendel Gottesman Library at Yeshiva University is featuring an exhibit of rare documents, photographs, and footage demonstrating the special relationship between Yeshiva College and Albert Einstein as the college marks its 75th anniversary.
A rare 15th -century Hebrew Bible, held by Yeshiva University’s Mendel Gottesman Library, will be on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from September 20, 2005-January 3, 2006 as part of its “Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437” exhibition. Valued at $3 million, the 1489 Bible is a Hebrew manuscript written and dated in the city of Prague. The late Ludwig Jesselson, former chairman of the YU Board of Trustees, together with his wife, Erica, arranged for the Bible to be presented to Yeshiva University (YU). Mrs. Jesselson is chair of Yeshiva University Museum Board of Directors. The Jesselson family is well known for its philanthropy and communal leadership, and family members are avid collectors of Judaica.