JBuzz News June 11, 2020: Winnipeg Jewish Heritage Centre expands online archive

Jewish Heritage Centre expands online archive

JBuzz Events June 1, 2020: AJL’S DIGITAL CONFERENCE 2020: STAYING CONNECTED Schedule and Registration

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JBuzz Features June 1, 2020: The Museum of the Bible is winning over some of its biggest critics: Jewish scholars

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Acts of Faith

The Museum of the Bible is winning over some of its biggest critics: Jewish scholars
Source: Washington Post, 6-1-20 

A closeup of a page from the Washington Pentateuch, a medieval Hebrew manuscript that was on display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. (Photo by Menachem Wecker for The Washington Post)

JBuzz News May 20, 2020: German-Israeli project digitizes the Dead Sea Scrolls

German-Israeli project to bring the Dead Sea Scrolls alive on the screen

Source: Jerusalem Post, 5-20-20

An advantage offered by a digital edition is that readers can test the editorial decisions by directly interacting with the primary data.

Sections of the ancient Dead Sea scrolls are seen on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem May 14, 2008. (photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS)
Sections of the ancient Dead Sea scrolls are seen on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem May 14, 2008.
(photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS)
A German-Israeli project aims to bring the digitization of the Dead Sea Scrolls to a new level by June 2021, allowing scholars and the public alike to access and examine the 2,000-years-old materials as never before. Researchers and computer scientists have been working on the Scripta Qumranica Electronica platform for four years…READ MORE

JBuzz News December 3, 2019: Penn Libraries receives $12 million donation for Jewish studies and digital humanities

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Penn Libraries receives $12 million donation for Jewish studies and digital humanities

Penn Libraries has received a series of Judaica donations totaling $12 million, which include funding for the world’s first endowed position in Judaica digital humanities. The gifts, granted by Arnold and Deanne Kaplan, include a collection of early American Judaica that highlights Jewish business life and other topics, which was first given to Penn in 2012. The Kaplans also granted funding for research fellowships and an endowment to expand the collections, Penn Libraries reported….READ MORE

JBuzz Musings October 12, 2014: Bible Lands Museum oldest siddur on display despite mystery surrounding the book

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Bible Lands Museum oldest siddur on display despite mystery surrounding the book

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Until Oct. 18, 2014, the public can have the opportunity to view what is being touted as the oldest known surviving siddur, Jewish prayer book. This 9th century medieval manuscript is currently on display at the Bible…READ MORE

JBuzz News September 19, 2014: Oldest Jewish Prayer Book on Display for the First Time at Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

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Oldest Jewish Prayer Book on Display for the First Time

Source: PMO, 9-18-14
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Photo by Haim Zah, GPO

Prime Minister Netanyahu upon receiving the prayer book: “It is a connection between our past and present and that is something of great value.”…READ MORE

JBuzz News June 21, 2014: Jewish Museum Berlin appoints non-Jewish Peter Schafer as new director

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Jewish Museum Berlin appoints new director

Source: The Times of Israel, 6-21-14

Peter Schafer, a German academic who had previously led Princeton University’s Judaic studies program, will take the reins of the Jewish Museum Berlin as of September 1, according to an announcement made Friday….READ MORE

JBuzz News April 10, 2014: National Library of Israel acquires rare Montefiore Haggadah

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National Library of Israel acquires rare Montefiore Haggadah

Source: Baltimore Jewish Times, 4-10-14

The National Library of Israel has acquired a rare Passover Haggadah that once belonged to well-known philanthropist Moses Montefiore, Israel Hayom reported…READ MORE

JBuzz Musings November 24, 2013: Rare 18th century illuminated Haggadah sold at auction

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Rare 18th century illuminated Haggadah sold at auction

By Bonnie K. Goodman

A rare illustrated manuscript, a Passover Haggadah dated from 1726, named the Manchester Haggadah, because of the location where it was found, was sold on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Adam Partridge Auction House in Macclesfield in their Cheshire Saleroom…READ MORE