Mixed results for research today. While I found a lot of small stuff that I need that will help round out the picture for my research, the most important book that I still need is missing from the stacks. Of course, the stacks were in a bit of an uproar today as they had a small flood and were busy drying books. The librarian recommended I try again next week.
Just to be on the safe side, I did a global search of Israeli libraries for another copy. Unfortunately, the only other one that’s easily accessible is in the Tel-Aviv Public Library. It looks like that’s where I’m going on Monday.
By the way, this is one of the places I end up spending a lot of time when I do research: standing over the photocopy machine. It’s a better use of my time just to copy everything I might need and read it back in the States.
I went back to Aroma for my daily afternoon coffee. I asked the worker bee behind the register to please put a “chupchik” – basically an apostrophe – over my name so the baristo pronounces it right. She keeps writing “Jeff” as “gimel fey sofit,” so they call out “Gaff.” An apostrophe over the “gimel” makes it into a “J.”
Thursday night in
Tomorrow all the archives are closed, so I’m going to use the time to visit the