Jewish Theological Library

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The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary holds 400,000 volumes, which makes it the largest and most extensive collection of Hebraic and Judaic material in the Western Hemisphere. The library holds items beginning from the 10th century.

The library employs a staff of thirty.


The library was founded in 1863.

In 1966, there was a massive fire in the upper floors of the library's tower, where most of the books were stored. 70,000 volumes were destroyed.

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