Vanderbilt’s Judaica Collection : 70 Years in the Making

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An exhibition has opened this spring commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Judaica Collection in the Vanderbilt University Divinity Library. The collection, established in 1945, has grown to over 20,000 titles and includes archival material from Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Nahum Glatzer.

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, a facsimile of “Bird’s Head Haggadah,” a 14th-century manuscript from southern Germany, and Ben Shahn’s “Haggadah shel Pesah.”

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