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The Political Economy of Classification: Jewish Bibliographers Write about Gershom Soncino

June 17, 2024
By Ishai Mishory, 2023-24 Center for Jewish History Lapidus Graduate Fellow

The Political Economy of Classification: Jewish Bibliographers Write about Gershom Soncino

What constitutes “Jewish knowledge”? Who decides what is a “Jewish” versus a “Non-Jewish” book or title? Should the decision be based on subject matter (a.k.a, “Rabbinic material”), or maybe on language (Yiddish and Hebrew, presumably – but not Italian)?…

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