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Nelson Mandela revisits his prison cell on Robben Island in 1994, four years after his release from prison.
Celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela
UCT Libraries celebrate the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, affectionately known as 'Madiba'. The Libraries hold many unique photographs, films, and documents relating to the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela. As a tribute to...
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Welcome to the Jewish Studies Library
The Jewish Studies Library contains an interdisciplinary multilingual collection of books, pamphlets and periodicals in the field of Jewish Studies. It also holds an extensive collection of archival materials from Jewish institutions and private...


Thursday, 17 August 2017
Jewish Studies Library Opening Hours

Jewish Studies Library will be open from 10h00 - 12h00 Monday - Friday. For any queries, please contact Glynnis Johnson at

Publication Date:
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 09:15
Jewish Studies and Hebrew Library Guide
Jewish Studies and Hebrew Library Guide
Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 17:00
Rav Kook
New Book at JSL: Rav Kook: mystic in a time of revolution

Rav Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was one of the most influential—and controversial—rabbis of the twentieth century. A visionary writer and outstanding rabbinic leader, Kook was a philosopher, mystic, poet, jurist, communal leader, and veritable saint. The first chief rabbi of Jewish Palestine and the founding theologian of religious Zionism, he struggled to understand and shape his revolutionary times. His life and writings resonate with the defining tensions of Jewish life and thought.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 13:00
The Edinburgh companion to modern Jewish fiction
New Book at JSL: The Edinburgh companion to modern Jewish fiction

This collection of essays represents a new departure for, and a potentially (re)defining moment in, literary Jewish Studies. It is the first volume to bring together 28 chapters covering a wide range of American, British, South African, Canadian and Australian Jewish fiction.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 13:00