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Library of Congress 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. Today, the section houses works in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Persian, Judeo-Arabic, Aramaic, Syriac, Coptic, and Amharic. The section’s holdings are especially strong in the areas of the Bible and rabbinics, liturgy, Hebrew language and literature, responsa, and Jewish history. Extensive collections of printed editions of Passover Haggadot have been assembled, as well as a comprehensive collection of Holocaust memorial volumes.

Of particular interest to genealogists is the Library’s comprehensive collection of Holocaust memorial volumes documenting Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Second World War.

Long recognized as one of the world’s leading research centers for the study of Hebraica and Judaica, the Hebraic Section serves as the Library’s primary access point for reference and research activities related to the Ancient Near East, pre-Islamic Egypt, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, and ancient and modern Israel. The section has custody of materials in a variety of formats in Hebrew and its cognates, including Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, as well as Amharic, Coptic, and Syriac.

Location

101 Independence Ave. SE
Jefferson Building room 220
Washington, DC 20540

Library of Congress Hebraic Section
101 Independence Ave. SE
Jefferson Building room 220
Washington, DC 20540

Related Organization: Library of Congress
Categories: History/Genealogy