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Responsa

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Sutzkever-Szmerke Kaczerginski Historical Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 223.2
Abstract

The Abraham Sutzkever-Szmerke Kaczerginski Historical Collection contains letters, manuscripts, and historical documents which were saved by the Yiddish poets Avraham Sutzkever and Szmerke Kaczerginski in the Vilna Ghetto. Sutzkever, Kaczerginski, and other members of the Paper Brigade, conscripted Jewish workers who were forced to work under the Einsatzstab Rosenberg, saved thousands of books, manuscripts and documents at great risk to their lives by hiding them in various places in the Vilna Ghetto. After the war the surviving members recovered many of the hidden items. Sutzkever sent many of these rescued materials to the YIVO Institute in New York from the period 1947 to 1956. The collection consists of 8 series and includes correspondence of writers, intellectuals, communal leaders, rabbinical figures; manuscripts of Yiddish and Hebrew writers; theater documents; folklore materials; rabbinical responsa and writings; historical and legal documents; pinkasim and Jewish communal records.

Dates: 1680-1941

Eliezer Drucker papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-42
Abstract

Consists primarily of Hebrew language Responsa, including: replies to practical questions involving Jewish law and ritual submitted by congregants and other Jews in the communities Drucker served as a Rabbi; correspondence with prominent American Orthodox rabbis, among whom are Rabbis Jacob Joseph, Solomon Jaffe, Jacob Ridbaz and Hayyim Jacob Vidrowitz; and newspaper clippings regarding on Drucker's career, family and communal activities.

Dates: 1890-1916

Israel Baer Kursheedt papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P6, Folder: P-196
Identifier: P-196
Abstract

Contains promissory note given to Kursheedt by George Bethune English (1815), and a letter, written in Hebrew, to Rabbi Solomon Hirschel in London, asking him questions relating to Jewish law (1831).

Dates: 1815-1831

National Jewish Welfare Board, Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-337
Abstract

The collection documents the National Jewish Welfare Board's (JWB) evolution from an organization founded in 1917 to provide support for soldiers in times of war to an agency involved in all aspects of Jewish life both in the United States and abroad. In 1990 JWB recreated itself as the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.

Dates: undated, 1889-1995 (bulk 1917-1990)

Papers of Israel Elfenbein (1890-1964) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 773
Abstract

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of rabbi, Hebrew scholar, author, and editor Israel Elfenbein. These materials include correspondence with and relating to congregations, Hebrew periodicals, organizations, Elfenbein’s writings, personal correspondence, sermons, clippings, and manuscripts by Elfenbein and by other writers.

Dates: 1911-1970

Solomon Elhanan Jaffe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-433
Abstract

This collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence related to Jewish dietary laws, sermons, Passover, and various personal matters.

Dates: circa 1912-1922

Tobias Geffen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-516
Abstract

Contains the surviving papers of Rabbi Tobias Geffen who served as a rabbi in New York City (1904-1907), Canton, Ohio (1907-1910), and Atlanta, Georgia (1910-1970). Includes extensive correspondence with members of his family, autobiographies in Yiddish and English (several versions) and other material relating to his personal life.

Dates: undated, 1884-1985