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Monday, June 06, 2005
Yashar Books on Google Print
Yesterday, I went to the BookExpo America in the Javits Center. One of the booths I visited was for Google Print. This is a new Google feature that allows user to search through books and read excerpts. I had submitted two of my books--The Right and the Good: Halakhah and Human Relations and Israel Salanter: Religious-Ethical Thinker--but when I tested them out I could not get any text. I posed this to someone manning the booth who immediately went to a workstation and tested out the books. It works. Never doubt Google. I looked foolish, but at least I got a Google pen.
Here are two sample searches of those two books, so you can see how cool this is:
Random quote from The Right and the Good
Random quote from Israel Salanter: Religious-Ethical Thinker
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Yom Yerushalayim on Open Access
We have just posted another item to Open Access, this time a timely essay by Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin about the theological importance of the State of Israel. This essay, posted just in time for Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Reunification Day), is an excerpt from Rabbi Henkin's 1999 book Equality Lost.
Essay available here, free of charge as always.