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Inventing a Discipline: The Leo Baeck Institute and German-Jewish Studies

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Frank Mecklenburg; Frank Mecklenburg

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring-Summer 2004, pp.10-11

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Information services and sources)
Social conditions (Social research)

Keywords: Judaic Studies; Language; History; Culture

Type: Brief

Coverage: Germany Germany


The author describes the mission and work of the Leo Baeck Institute, the center of world scholarship on German-speaking Jewry. The author describes the holdings of the LBI's archives, its publications, and the impact of the LBI upon the scholarly world.