The Morris Broder Library

Over the past few months, we have been working on organizing and labeling our Beit Medrash collection. The library is divided into eleven categories (each with its own color) and the divided again into sub-categories (each with its own letter).
PLEASE remember to sign books out in the circulation log (white 1 inch binder at the entrance to the shul) and to sign books back when you return them. Here are a few guidelines for borrowing books:
  1. Fill out the log sheet (taking care to write legibly and include contact information as well).
  2. On Shabbat/Yom Tov, you may borrow books but PLEASE remember to return them before the end of the day or sign them out on Motzei Shabbat/Yom Tov. You can also fill out the online sign out sheet.
  3. NOTE: Some books have a beige label on their spine that says “LIBRARY USE ONLY”, such as the Schottenstein English Talmud Set. These books may NOT be removed from the library with special permission from the library committee.
  4. When you return a book, please fill out the “returned date” on the circulation sheet and return the book to its proper location in the library (following color and letter).

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

For more information or if you have any questions about the library, please contact us.


Here is a preview of some of the categories we have in the library:
  • Tanakh – Red
  • Mishnah – Orange
  • Talmud  – Yellow
  • Talmudic Commentaries – Light Green
  • Halakhic Works – Dark Green
  • Topical Halakha – Light Blue
  • Jewish Thought – Purple
  • Jewish History – Pink
  • Jewish Mental Health/Self-Help – Purple
  • General Interest (including Encyclopedias, Cookbooks, Children’s Books, DVD’s) – Black
  • Jewish Medical Ethics – Dark Blue

 

Tanakh (Red)

  • A – Tanakh Text & Translations
  • B – Tikkunim
  • C – Chumash Sets
  • D – Tanakh Reference
  • E – Midrash Aggadah & Halakha
  • F – Torah Rishonim Commentaries
  • G – Torah Achronim Commentaries
  • H – Torah Contemporary Commentaries – Hebrew
  • I – Torah Contemporary Commentaries – English
  • J – Nach Sets
  • K – Early Prophet Commentaries
  • L – Late Prophet Commentaries
  • M – Megillot Commentaries
  • N – Ketuvim Commentaries
  • O – Parsha – Hebrew
  • P – Parsha – English
  • Q – Parsha – Hasidic
  • R – Tanakh Methodology/Themes/Topics
  • S – Midrash Methodology

Mishnah (Orange)

  • A – Mishnah Texts
  • B – Mishnah Translations
  • C – Mishnah Commentaries
  • D – Mishnah Reference
  • E – Pirkei Avot Translations & Commentaries
  • F – Tosefta

Talmud (Yellow)

  • A – Talmud Bavli Texts
  • B – Talmud Bavli Translations
  • C – Talmud Yerushalmi Texts
  • D – Talmud Yerushalmi Translations
  • E – Talmud Reference
  • F – Talmudic Methodology

Talmudic Commentaries (Light Green)

  • A – Geonic Works
  • B – Rishonim on Talmud – Ashkenazic
  • C – Rishonim on Talmud – Sephardic
  • D – Rishonim on Talmud – Provence
  • E – Achronim on Talmud
  • F – Modern Commentators / Shiurim on Talmud
  • G – Topical Talmud/Journals

Halakhic Works (Dark Green)

  • A – Early Halakhic Works/Books of Mitzvot
  • B- Early Halakhic Treatises/Responsa
  • C – Rambam
  • D – Commentaries on Rambam
  • E – Tur, Shulchan Aruch & other Medieval Treatises
  • F – Commentaries on Shulchan Aruch
  • G – Modern Halakhic Treatises
  • H – Late Responsa (pre-1950)
  • I – Contemporary Responsa (post-1950) – Hebrew Shut
  • J – Contemporary Responsa (post 1950) – English Shut
  • K – Halakhic Encyclopedias/Journals
  • L – Modern Commentators / Shiurim on Halakha