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Hebrew Manuscript Exhibition at Columbia University

Another nice exhibition of Hebrew Manuscripts this Fall in NYC. (hat tip)


3 Responses to “Hebrew Manuscript Exhibition at Columbia University”

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    Steven J. Weiss, M.D.:

    Hi. Back in 1992 while researching the holdings at Columbia for my annotated bibliography of commentaries and translations of Pirke Avot, 1485-2012 (currently being edited for publication), I came across a manuscript which appears to be the prepublicaton “for the printer” version of the CHIDA’s SHEM HAGEDOLIM, the very first edition of his famous bibliography. The writing and pagination, in a small page format is exactly as it appeared in print in Livorno 1774 (see wiki: Chaim Yosef David Azulai). This little volume also contains the first edition of Chida’s commentary on Avot. I presume this manuscript will be on display at the Columbia exhibition, which I just learned of on your site. Take Care, Steve

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    Menachem Mendel:

    I’m looking forward to the publication of your book. I’m not sure what will be displayed at the exhibition, we’ll have to wait and see.

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    Anthony Course:

    Thanks for this wonderful post. I’ve actually been trying to look for something like this, and thank God, I’ve found your blog.




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