Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress, 1912–2012

October 25, 2012—April 13, 2013

The Hebraic Section of the Library of Congress is recognized as one of the world’s foremost centers for the study of Hebrew and Yiddish materials. Its beginnings can be traced to Jacob H. Schiff’s gift in 1912 of nearly 10,000 books and pamphlets. In the century since Schiff’s initial gift, the Library has expanded its Hebraic holdings to close to 200,000 works in Hebrew and related languages.