The purpose of this blog is to exchange information among scholars in the many fields of Jewish studies who share an interest in the study of "Jewish books." It will be difficult to find consensus about what either of those terms mean and we intend to intepret them broadly. We are generally interested in how Jews, past and present, produced, used, and transmitted texts of various sorts and in various media.
This blog grows out of an ad hoc group that met at the Association for Jewish Studies meeting in Toronto, Canada in December 2007 to discuss prospects for institutional frameworks and other activities to promote the study of the history of the book within Jewish studies.
Comments and ideas are welcome.