Reference Sources in Jewish Studies

Reference Services at Touro Lander College for Women

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Fifty five of the Touro College LCW library guides content compiled by the speaker include more than just standard web directories, recommended databases and bibliographies. Power points, mikorot packets of Hebrew Rabbinic primary sources, outlines-charts-exercises, book reviews, graphs, and substantive introductions pepper and spice up the library guides and make them unique resources. As Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi says in Pirke Avot: אל תסתכל בקנקן אלא במה שיש בו יש קנקן חדש מלא ישן וישן שאפילו חדש אין בו While the library guides template container may be likened to “new wine” if you explore these guides you will find “old wine. The Library Guides composed for the LCW curriculum show the increasing Interdisciplinarity of Jewish studies. Making these guides interdisciplinary shows that librarians not only teach how to “access” knowledge [and importantly serve as “fact checkers,”] but also can take an active role in organizing, interpreting commenting upon, and creatively fostering the furtherance of interdisciplinary international research.

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Antisemitism Then and Now

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This is an introduction to the scholarly approach towards modern forms of Antisemitism, with special attention to economic assaults like BDS, quasi-scientific forms like the New Eugenics, and the academic delegitimization of Jewish history in Israel. The talk will also cover Christian and Muslim Antisemitism's reactions to these new parameters. Handouts and other printed materials will be included. Discussion and comments are encouraged.

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Resources in Yiddish Studies: Building a Research Guide for the Online Scholarly Platform, In geveb

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“Resources in Yiddish Studies” is the title of a research guide that has appeared in several installments in In geveb, an online scholarly forum for Yiddish Studies. This presentation will include an overview of the research guide itself and will attempt to situate it within the larger context of web-based scholarship in Jewish Studies. “Resources in Yiddish Studies” is a hybrid creation, combining traditional bibliographical features with links to digitized and born-digital content.

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