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On Jewish Books in the Technological Age: Part I


On Jewish Books in the Technological Age
בענין בית מלא ספרים 


with Rabbi Mordechai Z. Hecht
Nissan 5777


In the following Responsa, the question of mourning and rending one’s garments on the loss of Holy texts as if they were humans, is addressed. The Responsa gives you a bird’s eye view of what this occurrence was like for the Jews at the time that the question was raised. The question is heart wrenching and the answer is awkwardly heartwarming, as the Jewish people show deep and endless respect for the ‘book’.


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