The Bibliographical Society of America and HUC-JIR Library
invite you to a free, online talk
Kashruth, Community, and Control: Shehita Manuals and Their Afterlives in Early Modern Europe
Dr. Joshua Teplitsky
1 March 2021 (1 pm EST; 6 pm GMT; 8 pm IST)
This lecture contributes to the history of the Jewish book by exploring the certification of kosher butchers in early modern Europe in printed manuals of instruction. It will trace the interaction of print, manuscript, and hands-on training in the transmission of knowledge, and will also consider cases of forgery and deception, and the upheavals caused by discoveries of fraud. By reflecting on specific material traces in surviving books, this talk considers the relationship between knowing and doing in books, and Jewish efforts at regulating, certifying, and controlling the production of kosher meat in early modern Europe.
Register for this ZOOM event at huc.edu/libraryseries