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index on the scale of
Palestine and Zionism.
This is the
Reshimat
Maamarim be-Mada‘e ha-Yahadut {Index of Articles on Jewish
Studies),
published by the editorial staff of
Kirjath Sepher,
the
bibliographical quarterly of the Jewish National and University
Library, and edited by I. Joel. The first three volumes, published
1969-1971, cover the years 1966-1968, and provide access —by
means of a classified arrangement with author-and-subject name
indexes —to a vast quantity of material scattered in hundreds
of scholarly journals in many languages published in all parts of
the world. Supplementing this is another Israeli index journal,
Meir ‘Enayim,
two volumes of which have appeared (1968-1969),
covering the years 1967 and 1968. Published by the Center for
Torah Libraries in Bene Berak and edited by M. Wunder, it is
“an annotated bibliography of selected articles in religious peri-
odicals.” More than half of the two dozen or so religious periodicals
indexed are not included in the aforementioned index published
by
Kirjath Sepher.
Articles are arranged alphabetically by author,
and a subject index is provided at the end. Finally, mention
should be made of yet another—unusual—bibliographic journal
published annually since 1953 by AMIA in Buenos Aires in Yid-
dish:
Archivo de recortes de prensa (Arkhiv fun prese oysshnitn).
Although designed as a guide to the archive of press clippings
maintained by AMIA, it is, in effect, a periodic classified guide to
the contents of the voluminous Argentine Jewish newspaper and
periodical press in Spanish and Yiddish as well as to selected
articles in the world Jewish press on topics related to Argentine
Jewry.
Thus, the Jewish bibliographic journal has undergone consider-
able development from the days of its prototypes. The
HB
and
ZfHB
incorporated in themselves various features, some of which
became the forerunners of new types of journals in their own
right. In the early period, it was not unusual for a journal to
attempt to cover every aspect of Jewish bibliography. With the
increase in book production came an inevitable specialization, so
that in recent years there have appeared a variety of bibliographic
journals, each trying to meet the need of a relatively limited
aspect of Jewish bibliography. Accordingly, there are journals of
bibliographic research, publishers' trade journals, index journals
and various combinations of these types. To these journals goes
much credit for providing the world of Jewish scholarship with a
certain degree of control over the vast bibliographic resources
in the field of Jewish studies.
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