Maagarim: the tool you never knew you needed

A workshop at Princeton University
May 30, 2024, 12:00 pm4:00 pm


Event Description

Maagarim — the database for the Historical Dictionary of Hebrew, maintained by the Academy for the Hebrew Language — is an invaluable tool for the study of rabbinic and other ancient Jewish literature. It is however underutilized and not well known in the U.S. In this workshop we will learn how to use Maagarim, its advantages and limitations, practice complex searches, compare it with its manuscript sources, and use it to answer questions about our own texts.

The convener of this Digital Rabbincis Workshop is Amit Gvaryahu ([email protected]), associate research scholar in the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University. The workshop is sponsored by the program.

Participants may attend in person or online. Registration is required — please complete and submit this registration form.

Lunch and additional refreshments will be provided to in-person participants.

The Zoom link will be provided to those attending online.

Program in Judaic Studies
Amit Gvaryahu