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New on the shelf

Kenishta:  Studies in the Synagogue World, vol. III, Bar-Ilan U. (all but one article in Hebrew)

Shlomo H. Pick, “The Synagogue in Provence: A Social Institution in the High Middle Ages” (English)

Ze’ev Safrai, “Dov Rappel-Educator and Scholar”

Dror Erlich, “Dualism as a Stylistic Characteristic in the Discussion of Prayer by R. Joseph Albo”

Aaron Ahrend, “Codes (“Takkanot” in the Hebrew) for Synagogues in Recent Times”

Aharon Gaimani, “‘Maggid Zedek’-About the Synagogues of Zana”

Moshe Hallamish, “L’eyla Mikol Birchata’-Towards a History of the Hebrew Version”

Itzhak Hamitovsky, “From Chest (תיבה) to Ark (ארון): The Evolving Character of the Ark of Scrolls in the Periods of the Mishnah and the Talmud”

Hayyim Talby, “The Custom of Displaying the Torah in Jewish Communities”

Menachem Katz and Mordechai Sabato, “The Blessing of the Bridegrooms and the Blessings of the Mourners”

Jordan S. Penkower, “Minhag and Massorah: “הוא”-Masculine or Femine Three Cases in the Pentateuch: Leviticus 13:22; 18:23; Numbers 18:19″

David Cassuto, “Holy Arks from Mantua in Israel”

Adiel Kadary, “‘Who has Chosen Us’-About the Ritual Significance of the Blessings for the Torah Reading”

Yosef Rivlin, “The Seven Spheres and Intent in Prayer”

Meir Raffeld, “Addenda Regarding the Issue of Reading the Haftara During Mincha on Shabbat”

Eliav Shochetman, “Planting Trees in a Synagogue”

Sinai Turan, “On the History of the ‘Pointing Finger’ in Hebrew Booklore and the Customs of Torah Reading”

4 Responses to “New on the shelf”

  1. 1

    do you have the table of contents for Kenishta?

  2. 2
    Menachem Mendel:

    I apologize for not being clear, all of the above articles are those contained in Kenishta.

  3. 3

    How do we get a copy of an article we want, specifically Menachem Katz and Mordechai Sabato, “The Blessing of the Bridegrooms and the Blessings of the Mourners”

  4. 4
    Menachem Mendel:


    If you aren’t near a library that might have a copy of it, I would try to send an email to either of them and see if they can send you a PDF of the article.




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