Studies in Jewish Bibliography & Medieval Hebrew Poetry

Menahem Schmelzer


Among the articles included in this Hebrew-English anthology are: The Hebrew Manuscript as Source for the Study of History and Literature • A Fifteenth Century Hebrew Book List • Rashi’s Commentary on the Pentateuch and on the Five Scrolls (Venice, 1538) • One Hundred Years of the Genizah Discovery and Research in the United States • Building a Great Judaica Library – At What Price? • The Liturgy of the Rothschild Mahzor • Two Philosophical Passages in the Liturgical Poetry of Rabbi Isaac Ibn Giat • The New Jewish Theological Seminary Library.

Prof. Menahem Schmelzer is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Hebrew Literature and Jewish Bibliography at The Jewish Theological Seminary. He has been a full-time member of the JTS faculty since 1961, and served as Librarian from 1964 to 1987. In addition to writing numerous articles and reviews for scholarly journals, Prof.. Schmelzer was Associate Division Editor of the “Modern Jewish Scholarship” section of Encyclopaedia Judaica. He has lectured at the Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 1992, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1999, he was the recipient of an honorary degree from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago. He was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Senior Scholar at the Kluge Center in the Library of Congress for a four-month period in 2004.


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