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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

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 available online!

La Luz: Revisita Quincenal Literaria Hebrea

Thanks to the Judaica Library’s ongoing partnership with Ariel Abramovich, an Argentinian journalist and editor, and various Jewish institutions and publishers in Argentina, we can now offer online open access to the previously inaccessible Jewish journal, La Luz: Revisita Quincenal Literary Hebrea (The Light: Biweekly Hebrew Literary Magazine). Originally founded in 1931 by Don David Elnecav√©, this magazine has been edited by three generations of the Sephardi Elnecav√© family through to 2015.

Cover of La Luz August 1932