Thursday, June 01, 2023

Seeking copyright owner of Margalioth, Sefer ha-Razim


Dear PaleoJudaica readers,

I am currently seeking to contact whoever has copyright ownership of Mordecai Margalioth's book, Sefer ha-Razim (ספר הרזים), which was published in Hebrew in 1966 in Israel. The author passed away in 1968. For more on the author, see

The volume was funded by the American Academy of Jewish Research. The Academy does not own the copyright. The publication information is given as "'Yediot Achronot' Print" (מהדורת ’ידיעות אחרונות׳ תל–אביב). Yediot Aharonot is a longstanding Israeli newspaper. They do not seem to own the copyright, or at least have shown no interest so far in claiming it.

If no publisher claims the work, the copyright defaults to the author, or if the author is deceased, to the author's descendants. That appears to be the situation here.

If any reader can give me further information on the book's publisher, or can put me in touch with any of Dr. Margalioth's direct descendants, I would be very grateful.

The best way to contact me about this is my University e-mail address,

Many thanks for your help!

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