Dr. Ronald Rubin, a generous donor of rare volumes to the Library’s Special Collections, recently presented the Mendel Gottesman Library a new gift. Foremost among the books is a rare edition of kabbalistic piyutim. Sefer Et ha-Zamir was authored by Benjamin ben Eliezer ha-Kohen Vitale of Reggio (1651-1730), an Italian rabbinical figure, liturgical poet, and kabbalist. The small, handsome volume was published in Venice by the Bragadini press in 1707.
The title page and a poem for Hanukah are featured.