סוחרי הספרים האשכנזים שביקרו בתימן בשנים תרפ"ז-תר"ץ

Translated title of the contribution: The Ashkenazi Bookdealers in Yemen (1925–1929

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Abstract

The article before us deals with Ashkenazi book vendors who penetrated Yemen in the 1930s. The article's primary focus treats on Rabbi Schwager (1882–1961), born in the small town of Husiatyn in Galicia, whence he uprooted and moved to Vienna. Rabbi Schwager visited Yemen on three different occasions, where he blended-inreligiously with the community, and where he is known to have been given the honorto act as a godfather in acircumcisioncere mony.This stood in stark contrast toot her book vendors who were not as observant as him. As a Jewish scholar, Rabbi Schwager developed a strong bond of friendship with the Chief Rabbi of Yemen, R. Yihya Yitzhak Halevi, and with the other great rabbinic leaders, discussing with them onmatters of Halacha and Jewish custom,and even providing them with books they requested.The article reviews Rabbi Schwager's travels to Yemen and his encounters with members of the congregation and with itsrabbis. The article also briefly mention so ther vendors, such as Rabbi Aharon Retter, Rabbi Ya'akov Halperin and his sons, two brothers from the family that founded the Brothers Publishing House and the widow of Romm (editor of the Vilna Talmud edition),among others,about whom we have no information.The article concludes with three different approaches to the phenomenon of trafficking in Yemeni manuscripts and their removal from the borders of Yemen.(מתוך המאמר)
Translated title of the contributionThe Ashkenazi Bookdealers in Yemen (1925–1929
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)46-75
Number of pages30
Journalליבי במזרח
Volume3
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Ashkenazim
  • Commerce -- History
  • Jews -- History -- 20th century
  • Jews -- Yemen (Republic)
  • Merchants
  • Wissenschaft des Judentums (Movement)

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