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Isaac Edward Kiev: Early Leader In American Judaica Librarianship, Amy Stempler Dec 2011

Isaac Edward Kiev: Early Leader In American Judaica Librarianship, Amy Stempler

Judaica Librarianship

Isaac Edward Kiev (1905–1975), former Chief Librarian of New York’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, spent a lifetime facilitating Jewish research. This article, based on the author’s Master’s thesis on Kiev, focuses on his contributions to the founding of Jewish book and library organizations during the American post-war era, including the Association of Jewish Libraries, Jewish Book Council of America, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., and numerous Jewish book foundations in the United States and Israel. In addition to providing insight into the creation of these associations, the article illustrates the parallel development of the fields ...


The Contribution Of Hebrew Printing Houses And Printers In Istanbul To Ladino Culture And Scholarship, Rachel Simon Dec 2011

The Contribution Of Hebrew Printing Houses And Printers In Istanbul To Ladino Culture And Scholarship, Rachel Simon

Judaica Librarianship

Sephardi printers were pioneers of moveable type in the Islamic world, establishing a Hebrew printing house in Istanbul in 1493. Initially emphasizing classical religious works in Hebrew, since the eighteenth century printers have been instrumental in the development of scholarship, literature, and journalism in the vernacular of most Jews of the western Ottoman Empire: Ladino. Although most Jewish males knew the Hebrew alphabet, they did not understand Hebrew texts. Communal cultural leaders and printers collaborated in order to bring basic Jewish works to the masses in the only language they really knew. While some books in Ladino were printed as ...


The Hebrew Manuscripts In The Valmadonna Trust Library, Roger S. Kohn Jan 2003

The Hebrew Manuscripts In The Valmadonna Trust Library, Roger S. Kohn

Judaica Librarianship

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Hebrew Codicology: An Introduction, David Kerschen May 2000

Hebrew Codicology: An Introduction, David Kerschen

Judaica Librarianship

The codex or so-called manuscript book, the precursor to the printed book, thrived in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The task of the codicologist is to analyze and describe the physical features סf the codex, or in the words סf Professor Malachi Beit-Arie, Director of the Hebrew Paleography Project at the Jewish National University Library in Jerusalem, to conduct an "archaeological examination" of a codex so that it may be correctly localized and dated. This paper explains and illustrates the most prominent features of Hebrew codicology.