Rabbis with Inky Fingers: Making 18th Century Hebrew Books

Rabbis with Inky Fingers: Making 18th Century Hebrew Books

Start date

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 7:00pm

End date

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 8:00pm

Location

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

Many examples of early modern Hebrew books survive in libraries and collections around the world but little has been known about the process of their creation. A newly-identified manuscript, which was used in a Jewish printing house in Amsterdam to typeset a Hebrew book in 1739, now provides a rare glimpse into this material world.

Join us for an online conversation with Dr. Noam Sienna—Jewish educator, artist, and newly minted PhD in History and Museum Studies from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sienna will trace the story of how Jewish printing houses connected communities across Europe, North Africa, and the Ottoman Empire.

This lecture is co-presented by Sabes Jewish Community Center. Zoom details available upon registration.