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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 […]

What’s Abba Shaul Doing There?

On Niddah 38a we read the following: אבא שאול משמיה דרב אמר The problem is that Abba Shaul is earlier than Rav, so how can he be quoting him? A look at the manuscripts shows that there are a few variations of this chain of tradition. Vatican Bibliotheca Apostolica Ebr 110-111 Vatican Bibliotheca Apostolica Ebr […]

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.

Becoming the People of the Talmud Wins Book Award

Becoming the People of the Talmud: Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures by Talya Fishman has won the National Jewish Book Council’s award for the best work of scholarship. Congratulations.

Blog for Text and Tech Geeks

The new blog Sacred Texts promises to offer lots of goodies for the text/tech geek crowd. With “Sacred Techs” we wanted to bring together information focused upon using technology in the real of biblical and ancient studies. It will be periodically updated, on a monthly basis at the least, with articles and interviews on various […]

Bechorot 38b-A Scribal Error

The following is an example of how a scribal error made its way to the commonly used printed editions of the Talmud. The example is from Bechorot 38b. Florence II-I-7: איני והא’ רב אידי בר אבין א’ רב יצחק בר אשייאן אדר וניסן לח London – BL Add. 25717 402: איני והא’ (רבא ידי)[רב אידי] […]

Workshop on Ancient Religion and Modern Technology

The Judaic Studies department at Brown University will be hosting a workshop on Ancient Religion and Modern Technology that will take place on February 13-14. The schedule and information can be found here.

Eliezer Segal on Editing Talmudic Texts

Eliezer Segal’s talk before the 1993 WCJS on editing Talmudic texts (Hebrew), “יעדים ואמצעים בההדרת טקסטים מהתלמוד הבבלי”, can be found here.

Women’s Subversive Voice in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts

The most recent issue of the Journal of Textual Reasoning is devoted to The Female Ruse: Women’s Subversive Voice in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts. Here are the articles that appear in this issue: From Veils To Goatskins – The Female Ruse in Genesis Rachel Adelmann Matan, The Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for Torah Study When […]

A Censored Prague Talmud

See On the Main Line about a censored Talmud printed in Prague.

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