Yiddish at Columbia

Ritual > Customs


Venice, 1590

B893.1 J54

Books of Jewish customs were produced throughout the Jewish world from the medieval period onward.  This book was the first of its kind to be printed in Yiddish, for a lay audience. The great bibliographer Moritz Steinschneider used this copy when he erroneously described this edition as printed in Mantua (instead of Venice), since the title page of the copy was torn, and the place of publication was not evident.  The only other known copy of this title is held by the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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