Books

A spectacularly illustrated new book charts the contents of one of the world’s most valuable libraries of Jewish books, and pays tribute to the obsessives who tracked them all down.

Oct. 14 2020 12:01AM

A Jewish perspective on “biographies” of religious classics.

Shai Secunda
July 13 2020 12:01AM

The Strashun Library, and the heroism of those who saved it.

Allan Nadler
April 21 2020 12:01AM

Beware “Rabbi Robber and Rabbi Thief.”

Zsofi Buda
March 17 2020 12:01AM

When other cities put Jews in ghettos, Sabbioneta oversaw a trailblazing printing press.

Eleanor Foa
Nov. 7 2019 12:01AM

The looted books of Offenbach.

Daniel Lipson
May 7 2019 12:01AM

Rabbi David Oppenheim, 18th-century Prague’s great book collector.

Rachel L. Greenblatt
Feb. 1 2019 12:01AM

Letters, antidotes, eternal lives, outcasts, secret worlds, pogroms, and more.

Dec. 12 2018 12:01AM

The Worms mahzor.

Ilan Ben-Zion
Sept. 12 2018 12:01AM

Promising to buy books in synagogue?

Ann Brener
March 20 2018 12:01AM

Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.

Dec. 27 2017 12:01AM