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Every University of high academic standing encourages the publication and dissemination of research and academic work executed within its portals and outside. Bar-Ilan, Israel’s only religious University, has devoted itself to bringing the Book to the "People of the Book".

Bar-Ilan University Press was first established in 1966 by Prof. D. Sperber who served as director for 10 years. Over the years it has succeeded in capturing a prominent place on the Israeli publishing scene and has marked up striking achievements both in the number of its publications and in their ever-growing distribution at home and abroad. Several years ago, the press was accepted as a member of the Book Publishers Association of Israel.

To this day Bar-Ilan University Press has published over 970 publications of academic research and studies, in a wide range of disciplines – from Judaica to Political Science, from Biblical Studies to Literature, both in Hebrew and English. They include monographs, academic serials and professional journals. Although the publications are of the highest academic standards, many of them will appeal to the layman as well as to the scholar.

All prospective publications are considered by an academic Book Committee comprising scholars from varied fields, based on the recommendations of expert referees. A distinguished list of professors have served as chairman of the committee: Prof. D. Sperber, Prof. A. Saltman, Prof. S. Albeck, Prof. S. Eckstein, Prof. Y. Friedlander, Prof. E. Belfer, Prof. B. Abrahamov, Prof. Ephraim Hazan and Prof. Yossi Katz. Prof. Zvi Mark is the current chairman of the Book Committee.

Credit for the success of Bar-Ilan University Press is attributed first and foremost to the high standards that characterize its work, reflected in fine graphic design, meticulous editing, well planned layouts, etc., all of which contribute to the aesthetic value of the publications as well as to their readability.

The press publishes works written not only by scholars from Bar-Ilan University, but from other academic institutions as well, provided that they meet the same high academic standards of all the press’s publications.

Bar-Ilan University Press has earned twenty-three important prizes (a list of titles can be seen at our website), and nine of its authors/editors are recipients of the “Israel Prize”.

The Press has an impressive record of success and its books are distributed not only in the academic world but in bookstores appealing to the general public as well. The Press is a regular exhibitor at the Jerusalem International Book Fair and has participated in prestigious book fairs around the world, including those held at Frankfurt, Moscow, Cairo and Warsaw.

Another indication of the press’s success is the fact that some 60 titles have been published in repeated editions. Several titles have been translated into foreign languages.

The establishment of Bar-Ilan University Press’s reputation on the academic publishing scene has led to co-publication projects with various publishers in Israel such as Magnes Press, Yad Ben Zvi, and The Bialik Institute, as well as foreign publishers such as E.J. Brill, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Harrassowitz Verlag, Oxford University Press and others.

One of the outstanding projects of the Press is the publication of a revised and augmented scientific edition of Mikra’ot Gedolot – ‘Haketer’, edited with an introduction by Prof. M. Cohen. This new edition is based on the most accurate manuscript – The Aleppo Codex, and thousands of flaws of the previous and current editions have been corrected. The rich selection of medieval commentaries in this edition is the most comprehensive of all times. One of the innovations is the printing of the commentaries in square characters, clearly punctuated.

Series Published by Bar-Ilan University Press:

Critical Horizons – Series in Literary Criticism

Interpretation and Culture – A Series Edited by Avi Sagi

These are the Names – Studies in Jewish Onomastics

Kenishta – Studies of the Synagogue World

Bar-Ilan Studies in History

Bar-Ilan Studies in Near Eastern Languages and Culture

MAHSHAVOT – A Series for Studies in Jewish Thought

East and Maghreb – Researches in the History of the Jews in the Orient and South Africa

Piyyut in Tradition – Massoret Hapiyyut

Mikra'ot Gedolot 'Haketer' – A Revised and Augmented Scientific Edition

Studies in Bible and Exegesis

Underground and Resistance Studies – The Menachem Begin Institute for the Study of Underground and Resistance Movements

Studies in Economy and Society – Schnitzer Foundation for Studies in Economy and Society in Israel

Sources and Studies – History of Jewish Bible Research

Publications of the Faculty of Law

Pirkei Shira – From the Hidden Treasures of Jewish Poetry

Zionism, Settlement and Building of the Land – Edited by Yossi Katz

Community and Heritage – Series of the Dahan Center

THEMA – A Series of Thematological Studies in the Literature of the Jewish People

Teaching Jewish Culture – The Rabbi Dr. David Ochs Chair in Research in Torah Teaching Methods

Scholarly Journals Published by Bar-Ilan University Press:

Alei Sefer – A Journal of Hebrew Bibliography and Booklore

B.D.D. – Bekhol Derakhekha Daehu – Journal of Torah and Scholarship

Bar-Ilan Law Studies

Crime and Social Deviance

Criticism and Interpretation

Da’at – A Journal of Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah

Democratic Culture

Hebrew Linguistics – A Journal for Hebrew Descriptive, Computational and Applied Linguistics

Journal of Social Work and Policy in Israel – Theory, Research and Practice

Literacy and Language

Sidra – Journal for the Study of Rabbinic Literature

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