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archetypeandadaptation Archetype and Adaptation: Passover Haggadot from the Stephen P. Durschlag Collection
“Archetype and Adaptation” explores the enduring influence of early printed Haggadot as well as the ability of modern versions to reflect political and social developments such as the Holocaust, Zionism, gay rights, and feminism.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
April 2 — May 12, 2012
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Ludwig Rosenberer Bookplate Christian Hebraic Scholarship
The Rosenberger Library's rich collection of Christian Hebraic scholarship forms the basis of this exhibition which focuses on the sometimes accidental, sometimes deliberate contributions of Christian scholars to the preservation of Hebrew usage, and Jewish legal commentaries and ceremonial practices from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 1, 1983
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Ludwig Rosenberer Bookplate The Dreyfus Affair: In the Public Eye
Almost one-hundred years after it captured worldwide attention and threatened to topple the government of the Third Republic of France, the Dreyfus Affair continues to evoke strong response. The exhibit explores contemporary popular perceptions of the affair through these media in examples drawn from the Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — March 1, 1989
Subjects
European History
Jewish Studies
rosrenberger.jpg East European Jews in the German-Jewish Imagination from the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica
This exhibition traces the place of East European Jewry in the imagination and experience of German Jews from emancipation in the nineteenth century to the decline of German-Jewish life on the eve of World War II.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — June 30, 2009
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Subjects
Jewish Studies
Ludwig Rosenberer Bookplate Emma Goldman in Her Own Words: Perspectives from the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica
This exhibition features books, pamphlets, and trial reports by Emma Goldman, drawn from the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Nov. 1 — May 1, 1993
Subjects
Political Science
Jewish Studies
Ludwig Rosenberer Bookplate Enhancing the Legacy: Gifts from Irmgard Rosenberger to the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica
This exhibition includes a selection of important recent additions to the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica presented by Mrs. Irmgard Rosenberger, including a 16th-century decree restricting Jewish actions to the visitor's book used at the Palestine Government House in the 1920s and 1930s.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — June 30, 2003
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Ludwig Rosenberer Bookplate Eureka! Discovering Sources in the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica
This exhibition explores various access tools to the over 17,000 titles in the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica, from the topically arranged print catalog published when it was a private collection to records in the Library's online catalog.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Nov. 1 — June 30, 2004
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Ludwig Rosenberer Bookplate Germany on the Eve of the 1848 Revolution: Selections from the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica
This exhibition focuses on political, social, and cultural trends in Germany during the VormŠrz period, the two decades preceding the March Revolution of 1848. On display are selected works by prominent poets, journalists, and revolutionary theorists, including Heinrich Heine, Ludwig Bšrne, and Karl Marx.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
May 1 — Oct. 1, 1994
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Hebraica at the University of Chicago Hebraica at the University of Chicago
This exhibition honors the long tradition of Hebrew scholarship at the University of Chicago. The books in the exhibition were selected to provide an overview of the scope of the Library's holdings and to indicate the variety of sources which exist.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1965
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Ludwig Rosenberer Bookplate Jewish Music and Jewish Culture in Germany, 1918-1938
Drawing upon publications in music and the arts in the Rosenberger Library of Judaica, the works displayed in this exhibit narrate the complex transformation of the German-Jewish community on the eve of the Holocaust.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Nov. 1 — May 1, 1995
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Julius Rosenwald Exhibit Program Julius Rosenwald 1862-1932: An exhibition honoring the One Hundredth Anniversary of his birth
This exhibition commemorates the centennial of the birth of Julius Rosenwald, president and chairman of the board of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and a major philanthropist in support of progressive and social welfare reforms.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Jan. 31, 1962
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
Jewish Studies
Social Services
Default Placeholder Photo Kafka, Kraus, Masaryk, Lilien: Central European Cultural Migration
The careers of Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Tomas Masaryk, and E. M. Lilien, featured in this exhibition, illustrate the internal and external migration of cultural and political figures. All had to negotiate the breakdown of empire, World War I, and post-war reconstruction and reconciliation.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — June 30, 2002
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Default Placeholder Photo Karl Marx in the Rosenberger Library of Judaica
Drawing on sources in the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica, this exhibit explores Karl Marx's complex relationship to Jews and Judaism and his writings on these subjects.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — June 30, 2007
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Economics
Default Placeholder Photo The Life and Legacy of Edmond de Rothschild
This exhibition draws on books, pamphlets, prints, cartoons, caricatures, and other materials, primarily from the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica, to present the Rothschild family background and the role of Edmond de Rothschild as supporter of Jewish settlements in Palestine and as collector.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — June 30, 1998
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica Exhibit The Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica: A Selection Exhibited at the Joseph Regenstein Library
This exhibition features 126 items from the Rosenberger Collection, arranged in three sections that correspond to emphases in the collection: Pre-Emancipation, 1200-1777; The Enlightenment and Emancipation, 16656-1858; and The Modern World, 1840-1940.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — May 31, 1976
Subjects
Jewish Studies
European History
American History
Default Placeholder Photo Ludwig Rosenberger: The Reader as Collector
This exhibition explores the ways in which Ludwig Rosenberger's life and reading shaped his vision as a collector of books and other materials portraying the history of the Jews. Organized in conjunction with "Building Collections," the Regenstein Library's twenty-fifth anniversary exhibition.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — June 30, 1996
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Default Placeholder Photo Max Liebermann (1847-1935)
Max Liebermann was a German-born Jewish painter and etcher whose career was marked by both success and controversy. The untraditional, proletarian style of his early work contrasted sharply with the academic art then in vogue in Germany. His later impressionist tendency contrasted no less severely.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
April 1 — April 1, 1986
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Art
Default Placeholder Photo Max Liebermann: The Eye of the Artist
Max Liebermann (1847-1935), the German Jewish artist who shocked audiences in the 1870s with his somber and rough-textured depictions of workers and later rose to prominence with light-infused scenes of leisure that evoke the style of the French Impressionists, is the subject of this exhibition.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — March 1, 2001
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Art
Moses Mendelssohn Moses Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn, who was born the son of a poor Jewish school teacher in the Jewish quarter of Dessau in 1729, achieved prominence in eighteenth-century intellectual and philosophical circles. The exhibition presents his extraordinary career and its enduring relevance for scholarship through a display some of Mendelssohn's books, drawn from the Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Sept. 1, 1987
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Default Placeholder Photo The Napoleonic Sanhedrin: 1807-1808
On 6 October 1806 a body appointed by Napoleon and known as the assembly of Jewish Notables invited members of the Jewish communities of Europe to participate in a "Sanhedrin." This exhibition presents the event through archival materials from the Napoleonic government and from the court itself.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
June 1 — Jan. 1, 1987
Subjects
Jewish Studies
European History
Default Placeholder Photo Practical Grievance: 200 Years of Anglo-Jewish Emancipation
The exhibition focuses on three events: the re-admission of Jews to England in 1656, the Naturalization Act of 1753, and the lifting of remaining civil disabilities between 1830 and 1858.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Feb. 1 — Aug. 1, 1992
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Default Placeholder Photo Prayers and Politics
This exhibit, drawn from the rich resources of the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica, depicts a variety of prayers, sermons, and other writings composed by Jews in reaction to political events.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1984
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Wiesel Representations of the Holocaust in the Arts and the Legacy of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)
An exhibit in two cases that examines artistic representations of the Holocaust and the polemics they created as a reflection on the legacy of the work of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016).
Locations
Regenstein 4th Floor Reading Room
Aug. 16 — Oct. 31, 2016
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Default Placeholder Photo Scenes of Jewish Life from the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica
An exhibition of books and prints featuring illustrations of Jewish life and customs and highlighting the work of Bernard Picart, a French Protestant book illustrator who settled in Amsterdam and produced engravings of Jewish life based on first-hand observation.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Nov. 1 — June 30, 1997
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Art
Default Placeholder Photo The Search for the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel
Drawing upon eighteen texts and illustrations from travelers, missionaries, explorers, and clerics, the items in this exhibition illustrate the enduring story of the Ten Lost Tribes, as well as depicting isolated Jewish communities throughout the world.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
May 1 — Sept. 1, 2000
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Default Placeholder Photo Selections of Works by Karl Marx
The majority of items in this exhibition are first or early editions of Marx's work, and represent only a small fraction of the Marx-Engels collection housed in the Rosenberger Library, this 25,000-volume collection of Judaica was given to the University of Chicago in 1979 by Ludwig Rosenberger.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Feb. 1 — April 1, 1984
Subjects
Jewish Studies
The Un-German Spirit The Un-German Spirit: The Nazi Assault on Arts and Letters
The exhibition documents the attempt by German National Socialists of the 1930s to eradicate German avant-garde art, music, literature, theater, and film.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
July 1 — Feb. 1, 1992
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Default Placeholder Photo Why War? Freud and Einstein in Dialogue
Drawn from the Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica, this display presents correspondence between Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein on the subject of peace and war. This exchange was commissioned by the League of Nations in 1931.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
April 1 — July 1, 1990
Subjects
Jewish Studies
Public Policy