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Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica

Collection History

The Judaica Library was built on a superb collection of books privately owned by Rabbi Leonard C. Mishkin of Chicago. When UF set out to acquire Mishkin's collection in 1977, it was the largest and best personal library of Judaica and Hebraica in the United States.

Yizkor (Memorial) Book Collection in the Price Library of Judaica

jewish american heritage month

The Golden Age of Yiddish Theater

See our blog on the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater in America and its importance to millions of Jewish immigrants in the early twentieth century. This short piece is based on one of the Price Library’s rare periodicals, Tealit

Costumes for Yiddish Theater

new for uf patrons!

USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

The Price Library of Judaica, in partnership with the Center for Jewish Studies, is providing UF patrons with unique access to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive. The Visual History Archive contains 55,561 video testimonies and witness accounts of the Holocaust and other genocides, as well as other examples of crimes against humanity and related persecutions. The testimonies were recorded in 65 countries and in 44 languages. The Archive is fully searchable thanks to its extensive indexing of geographical locations, time periods, location names, experience groups, and 1.99 million personal names.

homepage of the USC Shoah Foundation database

newly published!

Jewish Experiences Across the Americas

Inspired by the Jews and the Americas conference at the University of Florida, February 26-29, 2019, this newly published volume features a range of case studies by scholars from the United States, Brazil, Europe, and Israel that explore the culturally, religiously, and politically diverse lives of Jewish minorities in the Western Hemisphere. Edited by Katalin Franciska Rac and Lenny A. Urena Valerio.

Jewish Experiences across the Americas book cover