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1940s Scroll of Esther

Megillat Esther (scroll of Esther), created by the Bezalel School of Art, Palestine, 1940. A gift to the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica from Miriam Finegold Price in memory of Jack Price (ז”ל). The biblical book of Esther … Continue reading

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Jewish Woman Printer

This rare edition of the Machzor (prayer book) belonged to the Rev. Benjamin Safer (1872-1959), the first rabbi of Jacksonville. The text is based on the famous nine-volume Machzor produced by Rabbi Wolf Heidenheim in 1800 CE. Heidenheim’s Machzor included, … Continue reading

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DORSA album

This photograph is part of a special album recently acquired for the Judaica Suite. The album was assembled in 1941 to commemorate the first anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Republic Settlement Association (DORSA), and the establishment of a … Continue reading

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Songs from India

Hebrew and Marathi Songs, Bombay, 1930 The precise historical roots of the Bene Israel Jews of India remains unknown with theories positing their arrival in India from as early as 500 BCE to as late as the Middle Ages. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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A Children’s Book for Passover

Chad Gadjo, Berlin, 1920. A page from an illustrated version of the famous Passover song of Chad Gadya (Gadjo). The illustrations were produced by the Jewish Austrian artist Menachem Birnbaum and adapted by his younger brother Uriel. Each arresting color … Continue reading

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Mexican Jewish Cooking

See the full version of this publication in our Latin American Jewish collections online in our Jewish Diaspora Collections.  

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Mexican Jewish Newspaper

In partnership with the Centro de Documentación e Investigación Judío de México, the George A. Smathers Libraries project team has digitized 275 issues of the Jewish Mexican newspaper Kesher. The Libraries hold 275 issues of Kesher on microfilm, published between June 1987 … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein in Jewish Cuba

  Rare publication on Einstein authored by Jewish Cuban writer, Abraham Marcus Matterin and published by the Agrupacion Cultural Hebreo-Cubana in 1955. See the full publication in our Jewish Diaspora Collection.

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Anti-Semitic Songs for Children

Thanks to a generous donation by a faculty member at UF, this rare, first-edition, anti-Semitic children’s book was recently added to the Price Library of Judaica. The book, entitled Das Lied Vom Levi (The Song of Levi) was compiled by … Continue reading

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Tribute to Juan Alsina

A commemorative pamphlet created to accompany an album dedicated to the Argentinian Director of Immigration, Juan Alsina, in 1910. The complete pamphlet can be viewed in our digital collections.

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