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“The Printed Chapter/Aspect of the Talmud”

Hosted By: The National Library of Israel

Many of us are familiar with the typical appearance of a printed page of the Talmud, on which myriad commentaries surround the central original text, while corresponding with it and debating various points and perspectives.

The Talmud, however, began as an oral “text”, passed down from generation to generation, and when it was eventually put down on paper, it first appeared in manuscript form. It would take centuries for the text of the Talmud to evolve into what we are familiar with today.

Dr. Ittai Joseph Tamari will discuss the Talmud’s transition from manuscript to print and its further evolutions afterwards.

12pm-1pm EST

7pm-8pm Israel

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Dr. Ittai Joseph Tamari

Director of the Central Archives for Research on the History of the Jews of Germany, Heidelberg, Germany
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The National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel serves as the dynamic institution of collective memory for the Jewish people worldwide and Israelis of all backgrounds and faiths – past, present and future. Through its world-class collections and a range of innovative digital, educational and cultural initiatives, the National Library works to share the stories of the Jewish people, the State of Israel, the Land of Israel and its region.
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