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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies [Contact Us]
Levinsohn, Isaac Baer, 1788-1860
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Isaac Baer Levinsohn (1788-1860) was a Russian-Hebrew scholar and writer who is considered a founder of the Russian Haskalah (enlightenment). This collection consists of thirty-seven letters and/or documents (probably intended for specific recipients) written by Isaac Baer Levinsohn to notable Russian Jews about a wide range of issues including his published works and
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Extent: 6.75 linear feet (8 boxes)
Dr. Chava Weissler has been the Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Religion Studies Department of Lehigh University since 1988. Her areas of interest are women in Jewish history, Jewish folklore, classical Jewish texts, and Jewish and American popular religion. This collection, dating from 1982 to 1999, contains writings by Dr. Weissler, as well as her personal notes and research documents. The bulk of the materials document the research and writing of Dr. Weissler’s first book, Voices of the Matriarchs: Listening to the Prayers of Early Modern Jewish Women, published in 1998.