Part of the book describes the search for ancient Hebrew books throughout the centuries and relates some of the stories behind the major collections of the world. A special chapter explores the treasures of the Cairo Genizah. The author, Binyamin Richler, assistant director of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts in the Jewish National and University Library of Jerusalem, has been engaged in tracking down, deciphering and cataloguing Hebrew manuscripts for more than twenty-five years. The author of the chapter on the Genizah, Dr. Robert Brody, is a researcher of Geonic literature and is presently engaged in cataloguing the Rabbinic fragments of the Genizah. The editor, Rabbi Avraham Shoshana, director and founder of Ofeq Institute, is a renowned scholar specializing in bringing to light Rabbinic texts from unknown manuscripts in critically annotated editions.
This book was originally published in 1990.
- ITEM #: 1744
- ISBN: 0-87306-505-0
- Weight: 1.9400 lbs
- Binding: Hard Cover / 195 pages
- Published by: Ofeq Institute
- Editor: Abraham Shoshana