On this auspicious day of Hei Teves, JLI released an all-new, multimedia lesson in collaboration with the Library of Agudas Chasidei Chabad, showcasing some of the most treasured items in the library.
On this auspicious day of Hei Teves, JLI is pleased to release an all-new, multimedia lesson in collaboration with the Library of Agudas Chasidei Chabad.
The lesson features some of the most treasured items in the library, prepared for you to present over the next month, either in person or online.
Shluchim will have the opportunity to present fifteen fascinating tales of Jewish history, each anchored in a priceless ancient book that will be featured and analyzed during the class. We will witness how Jews rushed to adopt the printing press in its earliest iterations, and how they ingeniously overcame the bigotry aimed 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 influenced the gentile world of printing.
The lesson was created in close collaboration with the curator of the library of Agudas Chasidei Chabad, Rabbi Sholom Ber Levine. All exhibits in this lesson are from thelibrary, and many of the color photographs are being made available to a wider audience for the very first time.