Hi colleagues, I recently purchased a very interesting Judaica book for my library called *Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul <https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchType=1&recCount=25&searchArg=9781250057266>* by Naomi Levy.
At first glance it seemed to be about Albert Einstein, at second glance it seemed about Rabbi Naomi Levy's personal reflections based on a letter by Albert Einstein, and now it just seems like general Jewish inspiration by Naomi Levi but I'm really not quite sure. It still seems great for my library, but I have no idea how to classify it. Interestingly, the Library of Congress (see for yourself in the link above) classifies it as QC (general physics or science) in LCC but 296.7 (Judaism) in Dewey. I find these decisions by LoC interesting but unhelpful, as I am looking for its subject matter for the purposes of putting it into the Elazar system. To summarize, I don't understand it's subject well enough to give it an Elazar number. Biography? Kabbalah? Science from a Jewish perspective? Any thoughts or suggestions? It's been bothering me for over a week in the way that only happens to librarians. Thanks, and Shabbat Shalom, Josh Jasper Joshua Jasper, M.A., M.S.L.I.S. Librarian Rosen Library Temple Emanu-El 99 Taft Ave Providence, RI
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