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Zimmerman Judaica Collection Exhibit Opens

Posted by on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Past Events.

Vanderbilt’s Judaica Collection : 70 Years in the Making -A nearly yearlong exhibition opened in May commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Judaica Collection in the Vanderbilt University Divinity Library. The collection, numbering more than 20,000 titles, was established in 1945, and can be viewed free of charge during the library’s public hours of operation.

Items on display include medals commemorating people and events in Jewish history,  “62 Psaumes et Versets de la Bible” by Benn, a French-Jewish artist and illustrator, “Bird’s Head Haggadah,” a 14th-century manuscript from southern Germany, 6,000 monographs in German, Hebrew and English, and correspondence among noted scholars. Other significant acquisitions on display include the Hebrew books from the Harvard College Library microfiche set and a thousand Yiddish books from the National Yiddish Book Center.

For more information, contact Celia Walker at (615) 343-4701.