Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History’s Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7:00 pm
Nothing is more treasured in Judaism than the Jewish text. Our tradition’s great books have had enduring impact through millennia on Jewish minds, hearts and souls and, indeed, on the course of global history. This year’s Lucy S. Dawidowicz Lecture, with Dr. Joshua Teplitsky, will illuminate the fascinating trajectory of this abiding phenomenon.
Dr. Teplitsky is an associate professor in the Department of History at Stony Brook University (SUNY), where he researches and teaches about Jewish life in Central Europe in the early modern period. Professor Teplitsky is also the Project Co-Director of Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place, a database tracking the circulation of printed Jewish books. This ambitious scholarly project aims at adding to our knowledge of the role of books and reading in the history of Jewish culture.