Boston Libraries Aid Jewish Book Week
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Boston Libraries Aid Jewish Book Week

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Special programs devoted to Jewish books and to the Jew in literature are being presented in this city this week in connection with the annual observance of Jewish Book Week, being commemorated throughout the country. This is the seventh national observance, designed to revive interest in Jewish books and to focus attention on valuable Jewish literature and outstanding Jewish authors, with a view to creating greater good will and a better understanding between Jew and non-Jew as a result of the knowledge gained through reading.

Libraries, synagogues, religious schools, and study groups have stressed the gospel of Jewish Book Week throughout the city during the week. The Boston Public Library is cooperating with the Boston Jewish Book Week Committee, composed of prominent men and women of the city, by holding special exhibits at the various branches of the Library. Rare Hebraica and Judaica are on display in the Treasure Room of the Library. At the West End branch, an exhibit was devoted to the Jewish Woman in Literature. Several of the other branches also held special exhibits on the Jew in art, drama, and literature. In addition, the Library will issue a new edition of “Judaica”, a bibliography of books of Jewish interest and significance, compiled by Fanny Goldstein, librarian, West End branch, and augmented annually for Jewish Book Week.

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