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But I am reminded of something that happened a couple of weeks ago, when I was visiting Hassidic relatives in the Catskills. I noticed several copies of Perek Shira lying around (you will notice that it is also included in the new Artscroll siddur), and mentioned Prof. Malachi Beit-Arie. Malachi, before creating the field of Hebrew codicology, heading the IMHM and the JNUL for years, and teaching at the (now defunct) HU School of Library Science, wrote his doctorate on Perek Shira, under Gershom Scholem.
My cousin was amazed. "I thought no-one had heard of Perek Shira until five years ago!". Well, noone in the Catskills, apparently. But it was a very popular work in the Middle Ages, and has attracted a moderate amount of scholarly attention over the years. Beit-Arie produced a critical edition based on all extant manuscripts, and linguists have written a couple of short pieces on its vocabulary.
So, it is nice that the Haredi world has rediscovered Perek Shira, which really is a beautiful little work. But if we depended on the Haredim to preserve Jewish culture, we'd be missing out on a lot.