The OCHJS is saddened by the news of its Honorary Fellow Professor Malachi Beit-Arié’s passing away last night. Professor Beit-Arié (1937-2023), a Fellow of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, was the founder of the Hebrew Manuscript Studies discipline and formerly a Senior Associate, Visiting Fellow, Visiting Scholar, and lecturer at the OCHJS. He was also the former Director of the National Library of Israel, Professor of Hebrew Codicology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universities of Bologna and Hamburg, and an Honorary Fellow of the Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book. He will be missed.
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