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Library and Archives Canada, in collaboration with the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, invites you to a celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Printing of the Bomberg Talmud.

A celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Printing of the Bomberg Talmud
Presentation in English with simultaneous French translation
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Reception to follow

In 1519, printer and Christian Hebraist Daniel Bomberg began the monumental task of printing the 44 treatises of the Talmud, becoming the first to do so. It remains the model for all subsequent editions printed to this day. The printing of the Bomberg Talmud is a significant event in the history of printing, on par with the printing of the Gutenberg or Luther Bibles.

This event will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Bruce E. Nielsen, the Judaica Public Services Librarian & Archivist at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania. He is recognized worldwide as a leading expert on the Bomberg Talmud. Complementing the lecture will be a series of short talkbacks that lead into a round-table discussion with a diverse range of scholars.

Seating is limited, so please register by March 29, 2019. For more information about this event, email

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
To attend, please register.
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