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Shelfmark classification

The shelving order of our print items follows a shelfmark classification that has been developed for this library since the 1960s.

Reading room

RABI
Classical RABbinical literature = sources, original and in translation (Mishnah, Talmud, Tosefta, Midrash).
RABII
Secondary literature to the sources in RABI.
MIN
„MINhag“. Practical halakhah. Ritual, custom, annual and life cycle; liturgical and prayer texts; liturgical music.
MA
History and literature from the Jewish Middle Ages in the Islamic and Christian worlds; philosophy, poetry, and commentary; Genizah literature; inquisition and the expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian peninsula; hekhalot literature and Haside Ashkenaz; the crusades.
KAR
KARaism.
L
Reference Library. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances, bibliographies.
LAK
Regional Studies („LAndesKunde“). History and Society of Palestine after the Muslim conquest; Zionism; History and Society of the yishuv and of the State of Israel; geography, travel guides; Modern Middle East.
SPR
Language ("SPRache"). Semitic studies (Hebrew, Aramaic); grammars and language textbooks.

Compact shelves

NEUZ
Modernity. ("NEUZeit"). Modern history, communities, and societies of the Jewish Diaspora.
FEST
Festschriften.
JID
"JIDdisch". Literary editions in original and in translation. Yiddish linguistics, dictionaries, literary studies.
LAD
LADino. Literary editions in original and in translation. Ladino linguistics, dictionaries, literary studies.
ANT
ANTiquity. Ancient history of the people of Israel and the Near East; archaeology.
SCRI
SCRIpta. Ancient epigraphics, numismatics, papyrology.
ML
Modern Hebrew literature. Original and translated editions. ModernJewish literature in Hebrew (and other languages).
RELPH
RELigion and PHilosophy. Modern Jewish philosophy; haskalah; mysticism (Zohar und Kabbalah) and Hasidism; modern religious currents (Reform, Orthodoxy...); sects and fringe groups; Jewish identity, external perceptions and stereotypes; gender and sexual orientation in relation to Jewish tradition.
AUS
AUStriaca. Intellectual and political history of the Jews of Austria from the Middle Ages to World War II; Austrian Jewish communities after 1945, remigration, restitution (debate); diplomatic and other relationships between Austria and Israel.
ASEM
AntiSEMitism. Christian anti-Judaism; modern antisemitism and Shoah; history of exile; "new", left-wing, and Muslim Antisemitism, anti-Zionism.
KU
The arts (= „KUnst") and material culture. Jewish arts; Jewish museums; architecture; film; illumination and codicology; music and literature; Jewish artists.
BIB
The Hebrew BIBle. Targum and other Jewish translations of the Bible; commentaries; biblical history and narrative.
NT
New Testament. Early christianity in relation to Judaism; church fathers and Judaism; Jewish-Christian dialogue.
H
Hellenistic-Jewish literature and culture; Flavius Josephus and Philo of Alexandria.
AP
APokrypha and pseudepigrapha of the Hebrew Bible.
Q
Qumran. The Dead Sea Scrolls - source editions, original and in translation, analysis.
SAM
SAMaritans.
HAB
Habilitation theses.
DISS
Doctoral theses.
MAG
Master theses.
K
Maps.
Z
Journals.
R
Series.

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