Judaism and Rabbinic literature

The main Jewish sources - in the original languages and in translation - is available at the Rreading Room E West in The Black Diamond (shelfmarks DU-DY): mention can e.g. be made of different editions and translations of the Talmud and other Rabbinic texts, prayer books, etc., as well as a small collection of reference works.

In the library's collections can also be found a large number of the classical editions and translations of e.g. midrashim (Rabbinic Bible commentaries). These are kept in closed stacks, but can be ordered through REX for reading room use. A good introduction to these different editions, and their respective merits, is Günter Stemberger: Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash. Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem has published an online bibliography dealing with Midrash.

Religious sources (Bibles and other religious texts) printed in Denmark form part of the National Collection, while foreign prints (regardless of language) printed 1500-1950 belong(ed) to different collections within the National Library. The majority of materials in Hebrew and Yiddish have been transferred to the Judaica Collection, who also is responsible for manuscripts and incunabula and  post-incunabula in Hebrew and Yiddish. These items should (with the exception of manuscripts and incunables) be sought and ordered through REX, in transcription or with original scripts). For an - now somewhat obsolete but still interesting - overview of the original contents of the collections, the old systematic catalogues shelved in the Information Hall of the Holm building (at Stolsholmen) can be of help. The most relevant catalogues are vol. 3, -255; vol. 28, -190; vol. 91, -292 (Jødisk teologi [Jewish theology]); vol. 6, -18; vol. 33, -46; vol. 100, 63 (Jødisk ret [Jewish law]).