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Sussman Catalogue of Talmud MSS Online

The Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society, associated with the Friedberg Genizah Project, has just posted online in PDF format Yaakov Sussman’s Thesaurus of Talmudic Manuscripts. “The Thesaurus of Talmudic Manuscripts” is a catalog of all manuscripts in the word that can possibly be found, of Mishna, Tosefta, Talmud Yerushalmi, Talmud Bavli and Rif. This major project […]

Original Series of Melilah Now Online

The original series of Melilah, an important Hebrew journal from the 1940s and 50s is now online. Melilah: A Volume of Studies was founded by Edward Robertson and Meir Wallenstein, and published (in Hebrew) by Manchester University Press from 1944 to 1955. Five substantial volumes were produced before the series was discontinued. In his editorial […]

Great Resource for British Newsreels on History of Israel

The British Pathé has posted to Youtube all of their old newsreels. There are endless newsreels to view, many related to the history of Israel. Some of them don’t have sound, so don’t think that there is something wrong with your computer. (HT to Prof. Holly Tucker on Twitter)

Affordable Access to Otzar HaChochma

Otzar HaChochma is one of those resources that many of us would love to have access to if it didn’t cost so much. I was therefore glad to read that while the Feinberg Ecollection of Spertus College will no longer be including access to the Bar-Ilan Responsa Project, it will soon add Otzar HaChochmah. Considering […]

The Dead Sea Scrolls Are More Accessible Than Ever

Approximately twenty years after a number of scholars upped the ante in their pressure to release to the public the Dead Sea Scrolls, the battle for public access may have truly come to an end. From Haaretz: The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel launched the Dead Sea Scrolls digital library on Tuesday. The library, […]

Leo Baeck Institute Collection Digitized

The Leo Baeck Institute has announced the digitization of much of their holdings, DigiBaeck.

In Addition to the Blog

I have begun to expand to other forum beyond this blog, with the two most recent editions being a Youtube video channel and an iTunes podcast channel. You can click on the links and subscribe to both the Youtube and the iTunes channels. As of now, most of the posts will be related to Daf […]

Ephraim Urbach-100 Years Since His Birth

The National Library of Israel recently organized a conference to mark one hundred years since the birth of Ephraim Urbach. Below are videos of the conference. (Hebrew) The biographical description at the beginning is fascinating. Numerous items from Urbach’s personal papers that are now housed at the National Library can be seen here.

Vatican and Oxford Libraries to Digitize MSS and Books for Posting Online

Great news: (hat tip) The Oxford University and Vatican libraries are to jointly digitise 1.5m pages of ancient texts and make them available free online. The libraries said the digitised collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books.

Haggadot from the National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel has posted some nice haggadot on their website.  Rabbi Jeremy Gordon has excerpted and translated some selections here that can be downloaded.

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