The Fine Print

Remarkable Stories of the Jewish Printing Press

Includes a teacher’s manual and PPT.

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This multimedia class features fifteen fascinating tales, each anchored in a priceless ancient book that will be shown and analyzed during this class.

We will witness how Jews rushed to adopt the printing press in its earliest iterations, and how they ingeniously overcame the bigots who tried to halt Jewish printing.

We will observe how Jews set up new printing houses soon after traumatic expulsions, and how the economics of the early Jewish book market influenced the gentile world of printing.

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The introduction of moveable type to Europe in the fifteenth century was a literary revolution that shook the entire world. This multimedia class features fifteen fascinating tales, each anchored in a priceless ancient book that will be shown and analyzed during this class. We will witness how Jews rushed to adopt the printing press in its earliest iterations, and how they ingeniously overcame the bigots who tried to halt Jewish printing. We will observe how Jews set up new printing houses soon after traumatic expulsions, and how the economics of the early Jewish book market influenced the gentile world of printing.

(This completely new class was created by JLI in collaboration with the curator of the library of Agudas Chasidei Chabad, Rabbi Sholom Ber Levine. The exhibits in this lesson are from this library, and many of the color photographs are being made available to a wider audience here for the very first time.)

 

    Included with the lesson:

  • A Teacher’s Manual that we will mail to you.
  • PowerPoint with highly relevant images (and, when relevant, audio/video files) that will be front and center during the presentation.
  • Marketing materials.
Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 x 11 x 0.5 in

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