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July / August 2019 Booklist

 

Welcome to the Library’s July/August Booklist

Reference Titles of Interest

Sephardic genealogy : discovering your Sephardic ancestory and their world by Jeffrey Malka, 1st edition (2003) [R 909.04924 MAL].
 
Winner of the Best Judaica Reference Book (2002) by the Association of Jewish Libraries. Dr Jeffrey Malka was descended from a long line of Sephardic rabbis. His grandfather was Chief Rabbi of Sudan from 1906 to 1949. He guides readers through the history of Sephardim, desctibes the origins and meanings of common Sephardic family names and lists genealogical resources available in the many countries that Sephardic Jews inhabited.
 

A dictionary of Jewish surnames from the Russian empire by Alexand Beider (1993). [R 929.4089924 BEI].
 
Alexander Beider was a young Russian expatriate living in Paris who had a doctoral degree in applied mathematics from the University of Moscow when the first editions of the above titles were published. He had an interest in Jewish surnames as a hobby. Today he is recognised at the leading authority on Jewish names from Eastern Europe.
 
 
 
A dictionary of Jewish surnames from the Kingdom of Poland by Alexander Beider (1993)
[R 929.4089924 BEI].
 
Alexander Beider was a young Russian expatriate living in Paris who had a doctoral degree in applied mathematics from the University of Moscow when the first editions of the above titles were published. He had an interest in Jewish surnames as a hobby. Today he is recognised at the leading authority on Jewish names from Eastern Europe.
 
 
Where once we walked : a guide to the Jewish communities destroyed in
the Holocaust by Gary Mokotoff (1991) [R 940.04924 MOK].
 
Compiled by noted genealogist Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Amdur Sack is a gazetteer of the 37,000 town names in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on those with Jewish populations in the 19th and the first half of the 20th centures and most of whose Jewish communities were almost or completely destroyed by the Holocaust.
 
The complete dictionary of English and Hebrew first names by Alfred Kolatch (1984) [R 929.4].
 
 
Contains Hebrew and English together with an analysis of their meanings and origins. The author, Alfred Jacob Kolatch was an American rabbi who published more than fifty books including :The Jewish Book of Why held in our General and Reference collection : [296.7].

Jewish Personal names : their origin, derivation, and diminutive forms by Shmuel Gorr (1992) [R 929.44].
 
Includes the roots of more than 1,2000 Jewish personal names and includes all Yiddish/Hebrew variants of a root name with English transliteration. Also includes family names originating from personal names.
 
 
A practical guide to Jewish cemeteries by Nolan Menachemson (2007) [R 393.1089924 MEN].
 
A comprehensive text of Jewish cemeteries providing historic, legal, traditional amd mystical information sources from Jewish theological schools of learning, sites visited and experts from seven countries in forensics, genealogy and monument preservation.
 
 
Memorboek : history of Dutch Jewry from the Renaissance to 1940 : index of names by Gans, Mozes Heiman (1977) [R 949.2004924 GAN].
 
Includes on 1100 reproductions of original art, photographs, documents including some material on Amsterdam’s diamond workers. Includes indexes of names and subjects.
 
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