May 18, 2021

New From Duke U. Libraries: The Marshall T. Meyer Digital Collection

Via The Devil’s Tale (Dispatches from the David M. Rubinstein Book and Manuscript Library): Duke University Libraries announces the publication of the Marshall T. Meyer digital collection (available at http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/meyermarshall/) which documents the human rights activism of the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer in 1970’s and 1980’s Argentina.  The digital collection is a subset of the […]

National Library of Israel: "In Jerusalem, an old-fashioned medium goes online"

From the AP: For ultra-Orthodox Jews who shun secular newspapers, radio and the Internet, the best way to hear the news has long been by literally reading the writing on the wall. The insular, strictly religious community still relies on black and white posters pasted up on walls in their neighborhoods to hear the latest […]

Hebrew Manuscript Published Online by Bodleian Library

From the BBC: An ancient Hebrew manuscript which has been stored in an Oxford library for more than 300 years has been made available online. Part of the first comprehensive code of Jewish law, Mishneh Torah, written in the 12th Century, has been digitised by Oxford University’s Bodleian Library. More than 350 pages of handwritten […]

AP: "Trove of Jewish books and valuables strokes suspicions and tug-of-war between US and Iraq"

From an AP Report: A trove of Jewish books and other materials, rescued from a sewage-filled Baghdad basement during the 2003 invasion, is now caught up in a tug-of-war between the U.S. and Iraq. Ranging from a medieval religious book to children’s Hebrew primers, from photos to Torah cases, the collection is testimony to a […]