METRO Members Play Key Role in Locating Lost Jewish Texts

METRO members the Leo Baeck Institute and Center for Jewish History were featured in a NY Times article about lost Jewish texts resurfacing in New York. Here's a clip from the story and a link to the full piece: 
In 1932, as the Nazis rose to power in Germany, a Jewish librarian in Frankfurt published a catalog of 15,000 books he had painstakingly collected for decades.

It listed the key texts of a groundbreaking field called the Science of Judaism, in which scholars analyzed the religion’s philosophy and culture as they would study those of ancient Greece or Rome. The school of thought became the foundation for modern Jewish studies around the world.

In the tumult of war, great chunks of the collection vanished. Now, librarians an ocean away have determined that most of the missing titles have been sitting for years on the crowded shelves of the Leo Baeck Institute, a Manhattan center dedicated to preserving German Jewish culture.

Jason Kucsma
Author: Jason Kucsma
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