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The Washington Haggadah

Digital Version of the
Washington Haggadah

Hebraic Section

The Hebraic Section of the Library of Congress has long been recognized as one of the world's foremost centers for the study of Hebrew and Yiddish materials. Established in 1914 as part of the Division of Semitica and Oriental Literature, its beginnings can be traced to Jacob H. Schiff's gift in 1912 of nearly 10,000 books and pamphlets from the private collection of Ephraim Deinard, a well known bibliographer and bookseller who combed the world in search of rare Hebrew books and manuscripts In the years since this initial gift, the Library has developed and expanded its Hebraic holdings to include all materials of research value in Hebrew and cognate languages. Today the section houses works m Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo- Persian, Judeo-Arabic, Aramaic, and Syriac.
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