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Unicums, Fragments, And Other Hebrew Book Rarities, Marvin J. Heller Jun 2014

Unicums, Fragments, And Other Hebrew Book Rarities, Marvin J. Heller

Judaica Librarianship

The subject matter of this article is unique or rare editions of early Hebrew books. Due to varying external circumstances, these rare books are extant only in fragments, unique single exemplars, or in a limited number of copies. Although Hebrew texts were subject to the same ravages of time and, perhaps, occasional indifference as were other early books, they also suffered to a much greater extent than their non-Hebrew counterparts from the indignities and deeds, or more accurately misdeeds, of anti-Semites who expended their wrath not only on Jews but also directed their venom towards Jewish books. The article is ...


The Story Of The Sarajevo Haggada, Kemal Bakaršić Dec 1995

The Story Of The Sarajevo Haggada, Kemal Bakaršić

Judaica Librarianship

The story of the rescue of Sarajevo's Haggada codex during the Second World War was put together first by checking archives and other reliable sources, and thereafter contrasting the findings with the legend itself. It appears that a fictional story has filled a gap in the historical record of the postwar years; the legend has protected persons involved in the salvation of the Haggada.


Hebraica Now! The Book Arts, 1991–1993, Leila Avrin Sep 1994

Hebraica Now! The Book Arts, 1991–1993, Leila Avrin

Judaica Librarianship

There have been several positive developments in the areas of Hebrew typography, fine and private printing, and artists' books from 1991 to 1993. The paper discusses recent typefaces by the Jerusalem designer Zvi Narkiss; the typographic experiments of Ariel Wardi, former head of the Printing Department of Hadassah College of Technology in Jerusalem, as well as a new Hebrew display letter, "Hillel," designed by Scott-Martin Kosofsky for the Harvard Hillel Sabbath Songbook. The works of two private presses are examined: that of the Santa Monica private printer Jacob Samuel in a book illustrated by Micha Ulmann, and that of Jerusalem ...