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Correspondence of Rabbi Ephraim Greenblatt

Since the recent passing of Rabbi Ephraim Greenblatt, a number of bloggers have published some of his correspondence. Musings of a Jewish Bookseller has posted correspondence between Rabbi Greenblatt and the publisher of his responsa. Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer has published some correspondence between himself and Rabbi Greenblatt here, here, and here.

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.

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.

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.

Menorot in Hebrew Printing

Notrikon has a nice selection (Heb) of Menorot  from Hebrew books that are constructed with letters. These menorot are illustrations of the menorah from the Temple, and not Hanukkiyot from Hanukkah. Here are two of the examples that are brought. For more on the menorah in the Temple see this classic article by Daniel Sperber and here p. 31

Digitization at the NLI in Action

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

Census of Earliest Printed Editions of the Babylonian Talmud

Yisrael Dubitsky has published an updated version of his Census of Earliest Printed Editions of the Babylonian Talmud: Prints from Incunables through Bomberg. The primary purpose of the following list is to record all early editions of tractates of the Babylonian Talmud known to have been printed, as well as locations (current and some former) […]

A JTS Pashkevil

My friend Michael Rose, the owner of the Judaica Book Centre in Israel (if you would like to order some books email him at jbc123-at-bezeqint-net), emailed me the a picture of a JTS pashkevil that he saw in one of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods in Beit Shemesh. Apparently, JTS gave permission to Mechon Rosh Pina to […]

New Edition of the Rif

Ezra Chwat of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts has posted at Giluy Milta B’alma about the conclusions of research into the manuscripts of Hilchot ha-Rif that were done in preparation for a new edition that will be published by Maor in their edition of the Talmud. To be blunt, and possible extreme in the […]

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