Yeshiva University Museum's exhibit and book about the printing of the Talmud is now available online (link.
President Richard Joel writes:
In the same way that the invention of the printing press in the 15th century caused a revolution in the world of education and scholarship, the electronic tidal wave in our own time has transformed the world by providing immediate and global access to knowledge.
Yeshiva University is proud to be a part of this continuing transformation by presenting the world with this remarkable gift - the online version of Yeshiva University Museum's groundbreaking exhibition and catalogue, Printing the Talmud: From Bomberg to Schottenstein.
Click here to read moreBecause of the overwhelming success of the 2005 exhibition, and the demand for digital information, the Yeshiva University Museum invested more than a year to bring this exciting display online.
With this Web gallery, visitors may view the amazing manuscripts and printed books gathered for the exhibition in a more personal way. Instead of residing behind glass, the documents are right in a viewer's home, office, or living room - able to be enlarged, examined, and read.
We at Yeshiva University are pleased to be able to bring together the timeless knowledge of the Talmud with the ephemeral nature of the Internet in this online exhibit, which truly embodies the principles of Torah U'Madda - general learning and Judaic knowledge - benefiting from each other.
- Foreword by Richard Joel
- Preface by Sylvia Axelrod Herskowitz
- Introduction by Sharon Liberman Mintz, Gabriel M. Goldstein,
and Joshua Feinberg
- Exhibition Catalogue
- Map: Talmudic Centers in Babylonia
- Map: Centers of Printing the Talmud
- The Making of the Mishnah and the Talmud by Lawrence H. Schiffman
- The Babylonian Talmud in Its Historical Context by Yaakov Elman
- The Talmud in the Geonic Period by Robert Brody
- The Printed Page of the Talmud: The Commentaries and Their Authors by Haym Soloveitchik
- What Do They Study in Your Yeshivah?: The Scope of Talmudic Commentary in Europe During the High Middle Ages by Ephraim Kanarfogel
- Christian Condemnation, Censorship, and Exploitation of the Talmud by Robert Chazan
- Earliest Printings of the Talmud by Marvin J. Heller
- The Status of the Talmud in Early Modern Europe by Elisheva Carlebach
- In the Margins of the Text: Changes in the Page of the Talmud by Edward Fram
- The “Vilna Shas” and East European Jewry by Michael Stanislawski
- Talmud Study in the Modern Era: From Wissenschaft and Brisk to Daf Yomi by Marc B. Shapiro
- The Study of the Talmud in Contemporary Yeshivot by Michael Rosensweig
- The Talmud in Translation by Adam Mintz
- The Transmission of the Talmud and the Computer Age by Shamma Friedman
- The Schottenstein Edition of the Babylonian Talmud: The Next Stage in Talmudic Elucidation by Nosson Scherman and Nesanel Kasnett
- Medium and Message: The Talmud as a Transmitter of Jewish Culture by Lawrence H. Schiffman