Monday, October 17, 2005


The Academy for the Hebrew Language has indeed released its online database, Ma'agarim. NIS 200 or $50 a year, and you have unlimited access to the full text of all Hebrew literature up to the year 1038 (I think), based on the best manuscripts (they hope), with every Hebrew word hyperlinked into a historical dictionary.

Machon Yerushalayim and the Shlomo Aumann Institute have published a new edition of Zichron Yehudah, the responsa of R. Yehudah ben Asher, the son of the Rosh.

In the wake of the comments on my previous post, I checked out the new book Avodah, edited by Michael Swartz and Yosef Yahalom. Very nice. But it doesn't contain the panegyric I was talking about.


Anonymous Lia said...

That's it on the updates? You sure?

5:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah-- i kind of thought you'd have more "updates" as well... but i should know you better by now :)

8:32 AM  
Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

MB-- does the Ma'agar contain any Aramaic or Judaeo-Arabic texts?

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Avi Shmidman said...

If the texts contain any hebrew within them (other than quotations of earlier hebrew sources), then the texts are entered in full, with the aramaic etc.; however, only the hebrew words within are lexically tagged and indexed. Thus, the talmud bavli is included in full, even though most of it is not indexed. Note that non-indexed words can be used as search terms too; however, they can only be searched for according to explicit forms, since they are not linked to other word forms with a shared root.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous jen cohen said...

yeah, don't you have any OTHER news to share???

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Avi Shmidman said...

OK, let's just say his recent post on epithalamia was not coincidental.

10:38 AM  

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