Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Expurgators – a tale for Banned Books Week

  The Smathers Libraries’ copy of ‘Akedat Yitshak, Venice, 1546,* hides a number of ghosts in its old and worn pages. This is not a pristine copy: its front and back sections are missing and there are damp stains, worm holes, and possible burn … Continue reading

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Ecstasy and Agony

Step into the Judaica Suite when it is dark and quiet and you might see three apparitions locked forever in an endless dance of ecstasy and agony. Listen carefully and perhaps you will hear the haunting strains of the Albeniz Asturias in between flashes … Continue reading

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