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Printing The Talmud. From Bomberg to Schottenstein

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Editors & Curators

Sharon Liberman Mintz, Gabriel M. Goldstein.

Co-curator

Joshua Feinberg.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 2005. 338 pp., illustrations: 80 col., 8 b&w, 30.5 × 23.2 cm. English.

ISBN

0945447167

Location

Yeshiva University Museum (12 April–28 August 2005)

Description

The historical development of the Talmud as a printed work. 10 essays on the history of the Babylonian Talmud, the commentaries that grew around it, Talmudic study in yeshivot (both historical and modern), Christian response to the Talmud, the earliest printings of the Talmud, subsequent printings, the Talmud in the computer age, etc. The mosaic synagogue floor from Rehov, which was created during the closing years of the period of the Mishnah and the Talmud (6th–7th C), and contains a lengthy inscription of legal material well known from rabbinic sources, was a focal point of the exhibition. Extensive, in-depth entries. 81 items.

main keywords

PRINTED BOOKSREHOVSYNAGOGUES, MOSAIC FLOORSTALMUD

minor keywords

Book bindingsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew printersPlaying cardsSynagogues, ancient, Eretz Israel

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