Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Encyclopedia Talmudit anniversary

EVENT: Encyclopedia Talmudit celebrates 70 years. Ceremony to mark one of the greatest contributions of modern society to the continuation of Jewish and halachic literature (Orli Harrari, Arutz Sheva).
A special ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the publication of the Encyclopedia Talmudit will take place at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem on Monday.

Seventy years ago, Rabbi Meir Bar Ilan and Rabbi Shlomo Zevin created the Encyclopedia Talmudit. More than 1 million editions have been published and it comprises 1,300 entries. The encyclopedia is one of the more important publications in the Jewish tradition and even high-ranking judges have used it and quoted it while formulating their legal decisions.

Event organizers have stated that the encyclopedia is a work that is unlike any other in halachic literature in its explanation and summarization of the large body of knowledge of halachic literature from the time period of the Tanach until modern times.

More on the Encyclopedia Talmudit is here.