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Prince of the Press

Joshua Teplitsky & Raquel Ukeles

Jewish Book Week 2021

Joshua Teplitsky speaker
Raquel Ukeles chair

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David Oppenheim, Prague’s chief rabbi from 1702 until his death in 1736, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, which survive to this day at the Bodleian Library. Containing works of law and literature, prayer and poetry, his library of over 7,000 printed works and 1,000 manuscripts testifies to the myriad connections Jews maintained with each other across political borders and the contacts between Christians and Jews that books facilitated. Stony Brook history professor Joshua Teplitsky discusses his book on Oppenheim and his legacy with the National Library of Israel’s Head of Collections, Dr Raquel Ukeles.

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Joshua Teplitsky is assistant professor of history at Stony Brook University. He specialises in the history of the Jews in Europe in the early modern period and in the study of books and media. He lives in New York City.

Raquel Ukeles is curator of the Islam and Middle East collections of the National Library of Israel.


In association with the National Library of Israel

Prince of the Press

Joshua Teplitsky & Raquel Ukeles

Jewish Book Week 2021

Date & start time:Sun 7 Mar – 5.30pm
Price:£9.50
Performers:Joshua Teplitsky, Raquel Ukeles
Genres:Jewish Book Week, Online Events, Words

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