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WRBG March Virtual Event: Censorship and the Hebrew Book By Dr. Magda Teter and Haim Gottschalk

March 23, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


 The Washington Rare Book Group invites you to join us for our next virtual lecture:

Censorship and the Hebrew Book

By Dr. Magda Teter and Haim Gottschalk

March 23, 2022, 3:00p.m.**


**Please note corrected event date**

This presentation will show different aspects of the censorship of books. We will explore questions of practice, power, materiality, and the cultural and political impact of religious and state censorship. Examples will come from the collections of the Library of Congress and Fordham University. 

Magda Teter is Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University. She is the author of Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland (2005), Sinners on Trial (2011), Blood Libel: On the Trail of An Antisemitic Myth (2020), and of dozens of articles in English, Hebrew, Italian, and Polish. Her book Blood Libel won the 2020 National Jewish Book Award, The George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association, and the Ronald Bainton Prize from the Sixteenth Century Society. Teter has received prestigious fellowships, including from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, the NEH. She has served the Vice-President for Publications of the AJS. In her teaching she uses rare books and ephemera and has curated a number of exhibitions at Fordham University, using the university’s Special Collections.

Haim Gottschalk earned his M. Ed. from the University of Judaism (now American Jewish University) in Los Angeles and his M.L.S. from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He worked with Judaica collections at various academic and synagogue libraries, as well as a special collections library and a research unit. He is a librarian in the Israel and Judaica Section in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and is the current chair of the Librarianship & Education Committee of the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Even though there is no cost for this event, please RSVP by March 21st so we can send you an email with login instructions prior to the event. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants within 24 hours of the program. 

We hope you will join us!

RSVP here [link]

Amanda Zimmerman, WRBG President

Questions? Contact us!


March 23, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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