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Jewish printed books
  Maslul ha-Limud, Prague, 1847

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Unknown,

This text was prepared by William Gross:

Literacy has always been a primary goal for Jews throughout the Diaspora. Even during he dark ages the knowledge of reading and writing was maintained. The study of the Holy texts was impossible without these skills and such study was the goal of every Jewish male. Education began at an early age. There are many books and single sheets in the Gross Family Collection that are testimony to the efforts made for teaching.
The German tongue served as a main language for many Jews in central Europe outside of Germany itself. Even though this book for the teaching of the Hebrew language was printed in Prague, it is printed in German in addition to the Hebrew. The book is illustrated with biblical scenes for the interest of the students and there are many charts for the teaching of the letters and words, including a table of Hebrew letters and their numerical equivalents.

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Maslul ha-Limud | Unknown
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Date
1847
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Landau, Moses Israel (1788-1852), Printing House in Prague
{"2617":"Moshe Israel Landau (1788-1852) was an Austrian printer, publisher, and lexographer, and the grandson on R' Yechazkel Landau (Av Bet Din of Prague, and the author of the Nodah be-Yehudah). After finishing his studies at a yeshivah, he established a Hebrew and Oriental printing-press in Prague in 1824, which became important in the annals of Hebrew typography. Landau's chief merit as a typographer is due to the fact that he always personally supervised the correction of the works published in his establishment, so that they issued from the press with scarcely a fault. Landau's collection of all the foreign words found in Rashi (on the Bible and Talmud), in the Tosafot, in Maimonides, and in Rosh, is of lasting value. The work, entitled \"Marpe Lashon,\" was published first in his edition of the Mishnah (Prague, 1829-31), then in the editions of the Talmud (ib. 1829-31 and 1839-45) and in his edition of the Bible (ib. 1833-37). It has also appeared separately (Odessa, 1865), with notes by Dormitzer."}
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Paper, Ink, Letterpress, Lithograph
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18.7 cm
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11.8 cm
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1.8 cm
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Façade (main)
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