Monday, August 29, 2005

Published while I was away

At the JNUL yesterday, I saw a bunch of new publications. It will take a while to get through appraising them all. But just some quick notes. Elizabeth Hollender published her massive index of piyut-commentaries, titled Clavis Commentarium. Eva Haverkamp published a new edition of the Hebrew Crusade chronicles. Moshe Samet's essays have been collected and published as "Hadash Asur min ha-Torah". The speeches from the evening in memory of Israel Ta-Shma have been published. A new volume of Tarbiz is out, with an article by Adiel Kadari on the "heavenly academy" in later midrashim, among others.

Update: Rami Reiner's short article in the Ta-Shma memorial booklet raises the fascinating possibility that Rabbeinu Tam was a member of the French royal court. He pulls a few sources together to make this more likely, but his focus is on an unpublished responsum Rabbeinu Tam sent to Henry, Duke of Champagne.

I found myself at the Shalom Hartman Institute today, and bought Yoni Garb's new book. The title is "The Chosen will become Herds": Studies in Twentieth Century Kabbalah. The focus seems to be on Rav A.I. Kook, Rav Yehuda Ashlag and their respective students and followers.

This is the table of contents of Tarbiz 73, 2 (2004):
Esther and Hanan Eshel, A new fragment of the Book of Watchers from Qumran
Adiel Kadari, Torah Study, Mysticism and Eschatology: God's study hall in the later midrash
Aviram Ravitsky, Halakhic arguments as dialectical arguments and exegetical principles as Aristotelian topoi in Maimonides' philosophy
Itamar Kislev, Rashbam's methodological preface to Leviticus and the relationship between Rashi's and Rashbam's commentaries
Aharon Mundschein, Did Abraham ibn Ezra know the Biblical commentary of R. Joseph Kara?
Baruch Braner, Gersonides' introduction to his commentary on Proverbs: A missing introduction and the printed editions of the commentary
Ophir Munz-Manor, From Sefer haMa'aracha to Seder HaMa'amadot - the emergence and transformation of a liturgical rite in the Middle Ages

Ophir's article is an outgrowth of his work on the critical Ashkenazic siddur, under Yona Fraenkel. I hope we see the finished product soon.

Ginze Qedem, a new journal with an old name published by the Friedberg Genizah Project, is also available.


Anonymous Lia said...

Is there a link for what's in the new volume of Tarbiz?

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