Studies in Jewish bibliography and medieval Hebrew poetry: collected essays

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Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2006 - Poetry - 526 pages
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Among the articles included in this Hebrew-English anthology are: . The Hebrew Manuscript as Source for the Study of History and Literature . A Fifteenth Century Hebrew Book List . Rashi's Commentary on the Pentateuch and on the Five Scrolls (Venice, 1538) . One Hundred Years of the Genizah Discovery and Research in the United States . Building a Great Judaica Library - At What Price? . The Liturgy of the Rothschild Mahzor . Two Philosophical Passages in the Liturgical Poetry of Rabbi Isaac Ibn Giat . The New Jewish Theological Seminary Library Prof. Menahem Schmelzer is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Hebrew Literature and Jewish Bibliography at The Jewish Theological Seminary. He has been a full-time member of the JTS faculty since 1961, and served as Librarian from 1964 to 1987. In addition to writing numerous articles and reviews for scholarly journals, Prof.. Schmelzer was Associate Division Editor of the "Modern Jewish Scholarship" section of Encyclopaedia Judaica. He has lectured at the Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 1992, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1999, he was the recipient of an honorary degree from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago. He was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Senior Scholar at the Kluge Center in the Library of Congress for a four-month period in 2004.

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Contents

The Hebrew Manuscript as Source for the Study of History
9
Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books Among the Sephardim
17
An Agenda for Research
30
Decorated Hebrew Manuscripts of the Eighteenth Century
58
A Fifteenth Century Hebrew Book List
83
Rashis Commentary on the Pentateuch and on the Five Scrolls
96
From
106
On Judaica Research Services 120
120
The Contribution of the Genizah to the Study of Liturgy and Poetry 188
188
Some Examples of Poetic Reformulations of Biblical
201
How Was the High Priest Kept Awake on the Night
209
Penitence Prayer and Charity? 221
221
Sefer Or Zarua and the Legend of Rabbi Amnon 230
230
A Literary Study 239
239
The Liturgy of the Rothschild Mahzor 254
254
Alexander Marx 260
260

One Hundred Years of Genizah Discovery and Research
127
Building a Great Judaica Library At What Price? 140
140
The New Jewish Theological Seminary Library 182
182
Indexes 269
269
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