Prenumeranten: What We Can Learn From Subscription Lists in Hebrew Books
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
Starting in the late 1700s, many Hebrew and Jewish books included lists of people who subscribed to the book before it was printed, thus helping to fund the work’s publication.
These subscription lists, known as “prenumeranten”, are a gold mine of information on historical reading habits, names, growth of communities, travel routes, local institutions, and more. The lists have been largely overlooked by scholars until now. Rabbi Elli Fischer for a fascinating discussion on the groundbreaking Prenumeranten Project and some of its initial findings. This event will take place at 12:00 pm ET/7:00 pm Israel Time
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