Passing of Yeshayahu Vinograd

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H-Judaic is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of the great bibliographer, Yeshayahu Vinograd (1933-2020). Best known for his remarkable THESAURUS OF THE HEBREW BOOK, whose CD edition covers  all books printed in Hebrew characters from 1468-1948 (including Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and Judeo-Arabic), Vinograd also published an important bibliography of the works of and about the Vilna Gaon, and other articles and books of enormous value to scholars, bibliographers, collectors, and bibliophiles. See the article in the Hebrew Wikipedia, and also the Hebrew festschrift in his honor, GEVUROT YESHAYAHU (2013), published in an edition of 100 but now available online from OTZAR HAHOCMA.    We extend deepest condolences to his family.

Jonathan D. Sarna
Chair, H-Judaic
Categories: Obituary
Keywords: Necrology