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CASUAL BULLETIN NO. 32

March 2002


ISSN 0814 - 8288 March 2002

The Casual Bulletin now appears on the Archive website as an electronic journal. Printed copies are mailed out on request. It is published once or twice a year.

Acquisitions

The Archive wishes to acknowledge the donations of:

* Sophie Caplan for her valuable work of collecting ephemera and sending it regularly to the Archive.

* Michael Falk for additional items from Rabbi Leib Falk including copies of the N.S.W. Jewish War Memorial magazine The Maccabean, material from the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation and an Order of Service for the re-opening of the Bourke Street Synagogue in 1905 printed on pale mauve linen. The choral service was officiated over by Rabbi Dr Joseph Abrahams and Rev Joel Falk.

* Elise Fischer from YIVO for a CD rom of Yiddish readings of extracts from authors such as Isaac Batsheva Singer and some Yivo publications.

* Ilana Cohen for ephemera and papers detailing from the Falk Library activities.

* Louise Flavin from Arlington, Massachusetts for two sketches from Hay internment camp where her father, Helmuth Niendorf was interned and a letter from Dr Waldsax who was a dentist at the camp. Helmuth Niendorf did not travel from Britain on the Dunera but by way of the Panama Canal.

* Georgina Myers for the donation of the monograph Chiaroscuro: Melbourne University Characters and Controversies (University of Melbourne, History Department, 2001) in which her interesting article on Professor Maurice Goldman features.

Biography of Percy Marks

Yehuda Feher has progressed considerably in writing up and gathering material on the Jewish intellectual, Percy Marks, whom he has described as a Jewish "renaissance man." The article has been typed and edited by the archivist and will feature in the next issue of the Journal of the Australian Jewish Historical Society, of which Percy Marks was of the founders in 1939.

Archive Publications in Progress

The Union list of Australian Jewish Periodicals, may be downloaded from the archive webpage as a zip file. It has been decided to defer publication in hard copy because of costs.

The Archive continues to attract a wide variety of users who include students from overseas universities, as well as local users who include authors, writers or museum curators and researchers preparing exhibitions.

The Archive wishes to thank the University of Sydney Library for technical support of the Archive, as well as the Mandelbaum Trust for its financial support and the Friends of the Archive for their ongoing support of the Archive's projects.

Publications

Mi Adir and Sheva B'rochot and Phantasia Judaica (by Boaz Bischofswerder), which was initially composed on the Dunera may be purchased from the Archivist for AU$22 (includes GST) each plus postage (AU$5 local, AU$10 overseas).

Copies of Monograph No 9: Early Australian Zionism: An Annotated Index of Records in the Central Zionist Archives Jerusalem. 50pp are available from the Archivist for AU$10.00 (includes GST) + $1.00 postage (AU$3.00 overseas).

Part 2 has now been printed (Monograph No 12). 67pp. Copies are available for the same price from the Archivist. In addition, copies of the catalogue will continue to be updated on the internet, as well as some copies printed on request.

Available from

Mandelbaum Publishing

There are several publications of the Mandelbaum Studies in Judaica series. These include:

Paul Stenhouse. Kitab al Tarikh of Abu'l Fath: The Chronicle of Abu'l Fath. Mandelbaum Studies in Judaica No. 1. 1985. 400 pp (approx). Stenhouse has translated the whole of this most important of the Samaritan chronicles into English for the first time. Although out of print, microfiche copies are available of the doctoral thesis on which the book is based. Fiche price AU$110.00. Postage AU$5.00.

Bruce Hall. Samaritan Religion from John Hyrcanus to Baba Rabbah. Mandelbaum Studies in Judaica no 3. 1987. 300pp (approx). This work is a study of the evidence for Samaritan religious practices and beliefs from the time that the Samaritan Temple on Mt Gerizim was destroyed to the period of the great Samaritan reformer and leader Baba Rabbah. AU$37.50. Postage AU$5.00.

Serge Liberman.A Select Bibliography of Australian Judaica (2nd edn) 1991, Laura Gallou (ed). 257pp. This updated edition of the Bibliography of the contribution of Australian Jewry to literature and scholarship forms the definitive guide to literary and social concerns of the Australian Jewish community in its first two centuries. Price AU $65.50. Postage AU$5.00.

Alan D. Crown and Lucy A. Davey (eds). New Samaritan Studies III & IV: Essays in Honour of G. D. Sixdenier1995. Studies in Judaica No. 5. 618pp. (approx). The collection extends the range of studies on the Samaritans and should be an essential purchase for any library with holdings on Samaritan Studies. Price AU$75.00 (paperback only available). Postage AU $10.00 and AU$20.00 (overseas).

Copies of Glenn Gordon's, Guardians of Zion: the Shomrim in Australia 1939-1944 Mandelbaum Studies in Judaica No 6. 224pp. and Eliyahu Honig's Zionism in Australia 1920-1939: the Formative Years Mandelbaum Studies in Judaica No 7. 1997. 116pp. Gordon's work is the definitive account of the Shomrin youth movement which set the tone for Australian Jewry's involvement in supporting the creation of the Jewish State of Israel. The second work by Eliyahu Honig draws on archival resources in Jerusalem and traces the history of Australian Zionism through the period when the Zionist Federation of Australian and New Zealand was established to its role at the beginning of World War II.

The last two items are priced at AU$40 each. Postage AU $5.00 or AU $12.00 (overseas).

Alan D. Crown. A Bibliography of the Samaritans: Supplement to the Bibliography of the Samaritans (2nd edn) published by Scarecrow Press, 1994. 19pp. (approx). Mandelbaum Studies in Judaica No. 8. 1996. Cost AU$10.00 (paperback only available). Postage AU$2.00 and AU $5.00 (overseas).

Israel Kipen's: Ahad Ha-am: The Zionism of the Future. Mandelbaum Studies in Judaica no 9. 1997. 187pp. This work deals in depth with the philosophical underpinnings of Zionism as an interpretation of Jewish history and as a political ideology. Cost AU$20.00. Postage AU$5.00- overseas AU$12.00.

Serge Liberman. A Select Bibliography of Australian Judaica (2nd edn) 1991, Laura Gallou (ed). 257pp. This second edition of the Bibliography of the contribution of Australian Jewry to literature and scholarship forms the definitive guide to literary and social concerns of the Australian Jewish community in its first two centuries. Price AU $65.50. Postage AU$5.00.

Archive Publications in Progress

The 2 Union list of Australian Jewish Periodicals, may be downloaded from the archive webpage as a zip flie. Casual Bulletin no 30. (ZIP file is in paragraph entitled 'Archive Publications in Progress'). The 14 files are saved in Microsoft Word. These represent updates till 2002, uploaded on the web in September 2003.

Only the first edition was published in hard cover in 1986 and included in the first edition of A Bibliography of Australian Judaica.

The Archive continues to attract a wide variety of users who include students from overseas universities, as well as local users who include authors, writers or museum curators and researchers preparing exhibitions.

We wish to thank the University of Sydney Library for technical support of the Archive, as well as the Mandelbaum Trust for its financial support and the Friends of the Archive for their ongoing support of the Archive's projects.

The seventh day

One of a series of creation windows in

Kew Hebrew Congregation by Louis Kahan

*See the earlier bulletins for the other six days of creation.

Passover greetings for 5762

Contact Address

Marianne Dacy
Archive of Australian Judaica, C/o Rare Books & Special Collections,
Fisher Library, Kahan windows
University of Sydney, NSW Australia 2006.
Fax 61 2 9351 2890  
Tel 61 2 9351 4162 (Mon-Wed) and Rare Books 61 2 9351 2992 (Thurs-Frid)
mdacy@library.usyd.edu.au
http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/judaica

Project Directors:

John Shipp, University Librarian.

Alan Crown, Emeritus Professor, Hebrew, Jewish and Biblical Studies.