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Hasafran - AJL's Electronic Discussion Forum

Welcome to Hasafranהספרן, the listserv of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Hasafran was created in 1991 to provide a forum in which topics pertinent to Judaica librarianship are discussed by Judaica librarians around the globe. The forum is moderated by Joseph (Yossi) Galron, Jewish Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University.

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Joseph (Yossi) Galron
Jewish Studies Librarian
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