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Video: History of the Jewish Book Since Printing

The video of is from a lecture at the Library of Congress. Hat tip goes to Alfonso de Zamora on Twitter.

Censorship of Jewish Texts

Ynet is reporting (Hebrew) about a conference today at the National Library of Israel on censorship of Jewish texts. In the past the NLI has posted videos of conferences online an hopefully this one will find its way to Youtube soon.

Hebrew Codicology

As a follow up to my previous post, the National Library of Israel has posted a pre-publication text of the entire Hebrew version of Malachi Beit-Arié’s book, Hebrew Codicology: Historical and Comparative Typology of Hebrew Medieval Codices based on the Documentation of the Extant Dated Manuscripts in Quantitative Approach online. A pre-publication summary of the […]

Interview with Aviad Stollman of the National Library of Israel

Kol Israel just had an interview with Aviad Stollman, Judaica Collections Curator at the National Library of Israel. The interview (Hebrew, app. 12 minutes in two parts) addressed a number of questions about the Afghan Geniza, the Judaica collection of the NLI, digitization, etc.

The Black Death in Rabbinic Literature

Am Ha-Sefer, a blog in Hebrew that focuses on Hebrew books and printing, has a new post about references to the Black Death in rabbinic literature and the effect of the Black Death on Jews and anti-Semitism.

Video: The People in the Books

Below is a video featuring a current exhibit at the Columbia University Library, The People in the Books: Judaica Manuscripts at Columbia University Libraries. The exhibit runs through January 25, 2013.

Digitization at the NLI in Action

Here is a short video from the National Library of Israel about their digitization of material.

Shavuah ha-Sefer ha-Ivri 2012

For those who are able to take advantage of Hebrew Book Week, שבוע הספר העברי, don’t miss this opportunity to fill up the empty space on your shelves. One related development is the battle by some well-known authors against the deep discounts that are often found during this time period. Ten leading Israeli authors announced […]

Lea Goldberg-Will There Ever Come Days

The Hebrew poet and author Lea Goldberg was born 101 years ago today, May 29, 1911. Goldberg was born in Russia and eventually received a doctorate from the University of Bonn. Goldberg was born on May 29, 1911 in the city of Königsberg, Prussia. She spent her childhood years in Kovno, Lithuania. During World War […]

Alexandria in America

David Hazony has written a column in the Forward, calling for American Jews to learn Hebrew in order to keep up with the “Israeli-civilization bus.” Herein lies our trouble. The more time goes by in which American Jews fail to get on the Israeli-civilization bus, the less qualified they become to say anything at all […]

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