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The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy

David Amram

The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy

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Published by Hyperion Books .
Written in English


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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages418
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11343108M
ISBN 100900470461
ISBN 109780900470462
OCLC/WorldCa246049850

The index of Pius IV. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. During the interval of rest, the Jews had undone the work of the censors by restoring the expunged or omitted passages. The firm operated under his name for the first ten years, subsequently assuming the titles of Stamparia Vendramina and Commissaria Vendramina.

The first woman involved in printing Hebrew books was Estellina, the wife of the physician Abraham Conat, who introduced Hebrew printing in Mantua and published six Hebrew books there in Its publishers, Joseph and Jacob Hai Cohen, announce that their prayer book is published for the congregations in Venice: the Ashkenazi, the Sefardi and the Italian; as well as for those of Padua, Rovigo, Verona, Mantua and Casale Monferrato, Gorizia, and their environs. Very shortly after Christian jewelers introduced moveable type and printing presses to Europe, Jews established their own. But Sephardic printers continued their work in the places where they resettled see section abovein the Ottoman Empire or in Italian cities.

In the first papal Index Expurgatorius for non-Jewish books appeared. On the title page, the letters bet, heh, and kof written in the blank square at the top, are the initials of Bet Ha-Kenesset the Synagogue ; on the square below, "Ferrara. Censor's Certificate. However, several Hebrew books were apparently published in Rome a few years earlier; the bibliographer Yeshayahu Vinograd dates them to When the work of expurgation was finished, a short certificate by the censor, in Latin or in Italian, occasionally in Hebrew, or in Italian and Hebrew, was affixed to the last page of the book, or sometimes to the title-page.


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The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy by David Amram Download PDF Ebook

Source Amram, David Werner. Hebraic Section. Hayim Adonijah hundreds of such errors were fixed, and though it still generated criticism, it nonetheless served as the standard upon which future printings of Mikraot Gdolot were based. Even works published with the permission of the authorities "con licenza dei superiori"and, hence, examined and sanctioned before printing, had to be produced again and again for purposes of censorship.

Venice, the same censor strikes out the first words in"He who bathes while he holds an insect in his hand," which he here connected with Christian baptism.

This The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy book, increased by repeated denunciations and by the prevailing inclination to harass the Jews, led in Italy to repeated domiciliary visits and to the confiscation The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy book renewed expurgation of Hebrew booksin the old territory of the Pontifical States in and Its capital was that of an empire that encompassed all but the remotest corners of the continent.

In order to anticipate the censorship by correcting the texts before printing, the printing establishment founded at Cremona in engaged as reviser Vittorio Eliano, a baptized grandson of the grammarian Elijah Levita.

A few shelves for books were added to the ESRA nearly new shop. The second design is more elaborate and, like Bragadini title page, features an arch flanked by figures of Moses and Aaron. Amram wrote in his The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy: A bulky volume is this first Soncino edition; found entire only when pieced together from stray fragments and pages by the care and knowledge of the booklover.

Its publishers, Joseph and Jacob Hai Cohen, announce that their prayer book is published for the congregations in Venice: the Ashkenazi, the Sefardi and the Italian; as well as for those of Padua, Rovigo, Verona, Mantua and Casale Monferrato, Gorizia, and their environs.

More than two centuries later another woman patron, also a widow, Bluma daughter of Mordecai, widow of Eli ben Shalom, published a book in Minsk, Russia, in Although theoretically there was a definite agreement as to the methods to be followed in expurgating a book, practically the revisers acted most arbitrarily; so that frequently different copies of the same book were severely scored by one censor and hardly touched by another.

David, a rosh yeshiva and dayan judge on the Venice rabbinical court. Description: title within architectural border, small piece cut out of fore-margin of first leaf not affecting texta little water-staining in the upper outer corners, ff. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

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The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy book, in order to lighten the work of the expurgators, the rabbi Abraham Provenzale of Mantua began a list of passages to be expurgated, but did notget beyond thirty books, mostly Bible commentaries. The first notice of Jews having been forced to expurgate alleged blasphemies against Christianity dates from the middle of the thirteenth century.

On the page following, it states that this volume was bought by the Great Synagogue of Ferrara. The following striking examples, unlike the fictitious illustrations which, given first in the "Literaturblatt des Orients" v.

The new technology also allowed for the printing of Jewish books in the vernacular. Published with the approval of Pope Leo Xthis edition became the standard format, which all later editions have followed.

On complaint of the Jews of the duchy of Milan, however—to which Cremona at that time belonged—most of the non-Talmudic books were restored, although grudgingly. In the Jews of Savoy expunged from their Talmud copies and prayer-books passages pointed out as objectionable by the Inquisition.

Among the liturgical oddities in the Library is a pamphlet published in Venice,A Prayer Principles of Censorship. Mahzor, Rimini, Printing The introduction of moveable type and the printing press to Europe in the mid-fifteenth century revolutionized the way knowledge was transmitted and had a profound, if not quite immediate, impact on both Jewish and Christian culture.

All the Hebrew books of Mantua were again expurgated en masse; and the completed revision was certified to at the end of each book by the signature of one or two revisers.

Though the Soncinos only printed about sixteen tractates, [19] Bomberg clearly based his own publication after their model.

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