The Judaica Collection, with materials representing Jewish law, history, and philosophy from biblical times to the present day, supports Law Center courses on Jewish law, as well as the Jewish Law Institute
and the Institute on Holocaust Law and International Human Rights.
Included in the collection are editions of important Jewish texts in English and Hebrew, including the:
- Tanakh or Jewish Bible
- Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmudim
- Mishneh Torah of Maimonides
- Shulhan Arukh and halakhah (legal literature)
- Commentaries, novellae, and responsa of acknowledged Rabbinic scholars
Modern works on issues of Jewish law, philosophy, and history are also available. The collection includes extensive materials related to anti-semitism, with a special emphasis on the Holocaust, as well as the Lillie Goldstein Collection
, a traveling library that may be borrowed by law schools without such resources wishing to offer courses in Jewish law.
Generous grants from the CAMBR Foundation and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation have greatly enriched the collection of both Jewish law and Holocaust materials.
Located on the third floor of the library, the inviting Judaica Room provides a quiet and hospitable place for study and reflection, with a casual arrangement of comfortable couches and chairs near two banks of windows and numerous study tables adjacent to the stack area.
Special Guests of the Judaica Collection
While the primary purpose of the collection is to support the research needs of our faculty and students, scholars and members of the Jewish community who wish to study the rich treasures of the Jewish heritage are welcome to use the collection during Visitor Library Hours. If you would like to use the Judaica collection unaided, you must stop first at our building security desk and state your intention to do so, and present photo identification. You must also stop by the Circulation Desk when you arrive to let us know you are visiting.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but the non-Judaica collection is not open to the general public.
If you would like a tour or assistance using the Judaica collection, please contact Beth Mobley, Associate Director and Curator of Special Collections via email or by phone at 631.761.7152 or Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute at (631) 761-7138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.