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The invention of the printing press created a revolution for Jews everywhere. Who could imagine at that time the extraordinary benefits that printing would bring to world Jewry? “People of the Book” vividly describes the invention itself, and then takes us through five hundred years of Hebrew printing, from the earliest products of fifteenth-century printers to those of modern times. Author and teacher Akiva Aaronson introduces us to the first printed editions of the classic sefarim: Talmud, Rambam, Arba’ah Turim, Shulchan Aruch, and many more. Meet the famous Hebrew printers of previous generations: Soncino, Bomber, Romm, Heidenheim, Bak and others. Visit the Jewish communities where Hebrew printing took place, from its earliest days until the present: Venice, Salonika, Prague, Amsterdam, Slavita, Warsaw and Vilna, to name a few. Weaving lively text with over two hundred magnificent, full-color photographs of original Hebrew volumes, “People of the Book” is truly a journey through time- Jewish time- over five centuries of Hebrew printing. Follow its odyssey, from persecution and censorship to survival and triumph, set against the phenomenal history of the times in this beautiful coffee-table edition.
Read more about Rabbi Aaronson's work here:
Click here to listen to author Rabbi Akiva Aaronson speak about "The First Hebrew Printers: Challenges, Triumphs, and Halachic Questions” – from lecture in London, UK May 27, 2014.

People of the Book

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  • People of the Book

    500 years of the Hebrew Book

    By: Akiva Aaronson

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    Dimensions    9" x 11.7"
    ISBN    978-159826956-7
    Author    Akiva Aaronson
    Publisher    Feldheim Publishers
    Number of pages    231
    Item #    6964
    Binding type    Hard Cover
    Weight    2.940000 lbs.

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