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Bookplate created for the Kohut Collection


   Yale recieved its first great Judaica collection in 1915 when the collection of the late Rabbi Alexander Kohut was given to Yale by his son George Alexander Kohut. The collection of about 5000 books and periodicals consisted of rare and important works which represented Jewish scholarship from antiquity to the beginning of the 20th Century. in 1933, Yale’s great curator of Hebrew and Arabic materials, Leon Nemoy, organized an exhibit of a selection of books that came to Yale with the Alexander Kohut Memorial Collection.



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