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Title

Review of Yosef Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, 1735– 1926: A History and Annotated Bibliography

Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

12-2007

Publication Source

Judaica Librarianship

Volume

13

Start Page

13

Last Page

16

DOI

10.14263/2330-2976.1084

Abstract

Yosef Goldman’s superb revitalization of our knowledge of Hebrew printing in America from colonial times through the period of mass migration effectively challenges the widespread prejudice that the United States, and American Jewish history with it, has amounted to a treyfene medine, a wasteland unsuitable for Jewish life. Indeed, this beautifully executed two-volume work is not only a hefty counter-weight to that negative opinion; it also raises the bar of expectations for future bibliographies of Judaica of all kinds. The conception and design of this work effectively centralize in one convenient place, for easy reference and research, all the currently available information about printing in Hebrew letters in one region of the world, and the circulation of these imprints around the globe from 1735 to 1926.

Copyright/Permission Statement

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

 

Date Posted: 22 March 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.