Exhibition Review: "Printing the Talmud: From Bomberg to Schottenstein"

By Bruce Nielsen

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 2005

The author reviews an exhibition mounted at Yeshiva University in New York, displaying an array of elements illuminating the production and dissemination of the Talmud text during the past five hundred years. The author identifies three basic themes discernible in the elements chosen for the exhibition: (1) editions of the Talmud, over three dozen in the original and ten in translation; (2) "firsts" such as the first complete printed Babylonian Talmud, and the first Talmuds printed in various locations; and (3) elements exploring serious difficulties encountered by printers of the Talmud, such as Church censorship and disputes between various printers.

Topic: Museums and Exhibitions, History, Jewish Text, Higher Education

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Volume/Issue: Fall 2005

Page Number(s): 22-23

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Genre: Other

Coverage: New York , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Nielsen, Bruce. Exhibition Review: "Printing the Talmud: From Bomberg to Schottenstein". AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2005: 22-23. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2587


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