Skip to comments.Meet the Pope's Jewish Bookbinder
Posted on 10/19/2013 9:10:32 PM PDT by BlackVeil
... The advent of the Internet has not seen off the format of the book, nor is its demise coming anytime soon. Yehuda Miklaf, a Jerusalem-based bookbinder, has a backlog of orders, and his highly regarded editions are still in demand. Despite the specialized and somewhat exclusive nature of Miklafs work, his burgeoning trade testifies to the fact that books remain very much in the cultural domain and will for some time to come.
Born Seamus McClafferty (he converted to Judaism in 1986 and moved to Jerusalem with his wife), Miklaf hails from Nova Scotia. In 1968 he moved to Toronto and began learning his trade while working at the citys university library....
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If I ever wrote a novel, my hero would be named Bookbinder, Cyrus Bookbinder.
For those who don’t know, observant Jews do not use electronic devices on Sabbath or Holidays, making printed texts even more important for study and prayer.
I know one such bookbinder: Daniel Roeber of Kfar Chabad in Israel.
Bookbinders frequently have a waiting list for their handiwork.
Yehuda Miklaf, a Jerusalem-based bookbinder... Born Seamus McClafferty (he converted to Judaism in 1986 and moved to Jerusalem with his wife) ...hails from Nova Scotia.