Temple Israel Books and Bagels
Sunday, November 21 at 10 am
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Prince of the Press: How one Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library by Joshua Teplitsky
Reviewed by Michael Kent, curator of the Jacob M. Lowry Collection at Library and Archives Canada.
This book relates how David Oppenheim, chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, all of which have survived and are housed in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. It offers a window into the social life of Jewish books in early modern Europe.
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Sponsor: Temple Israel