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Object 12. Herbert Loewe Memorial Library, Cambridge




The beginning and the end of Herbert Loewe’s academic life is linked to Cambridge. He studied there oriental languages and theology in Queens’ College from 1901 till 1905. After serving as English teacher in Egypt for one year, he returned to Cambridge to teach at the university until 1914 when he moved to Oxford. After receiving a Readership in Rabbinics, he returned to Cambridge, the town of his studies, and lived there until the end of his life. In 1933, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at his previous alma mater, Queens’ College. In 1956 a new library was opened in memory of Herbert Loewe in the Cambridge Synagogue, Thompson Lane. It was intended primarily for the members of the Cambridge University Jewish Society.

The photograph depicts a wooden plaque placed on the wall of the Herbert Loewe Memorial Library. It was designed and executed by Kevin Kribb of Cambridge.

Beneath the photograph, two letters written by attendees of the memorial service, typescript of the order of service (21 Oct. 1956), and a newspaper article "Loewe Memorial Library" from the Cambridge Daily News, Monday, October 22, 1956.

Credits: Leopold Muller Memorial Library, Raphael Loewe Pamphlets Collection, shelfmark: Cambridge III, 39
See also: Cambridge III, 39 – newspaper clippings about memorial library