09 February 2006
YU's Seforim Sale & Drew: Day One
After my Elman class ended this evening, I could not pass up going to the YU Seforim Sale, as it was not only the first night of said event, but also it was only a block away and I would have felt silly passing up such an opportunity. For those of you who don't know what's so significant about this event, it's North America's largest Jewish book sale, and occurs every February. There they have some of the best prices on Hebrew seforim (books, though often used to denote more holy books, or whatever), in fact, there are people out there that look forward to it (see, for instance, BangItOut's blog mentioned it (don't forget to check out their top ten lists related to this event, such as this one and this one) and even some conservative rabbi mentioned it).
So, I went. I ended up purchasing (this time around) three sets: one is that of the Torat Hayyim set of Humash, a set of the Tur's Arba'ah Turim , and what I thought was a set of the Talmud Yerushalmi. What I didn't realize until after I had been identifying the individual books as mine was that it was merely a set of Seder Zera'im of the Talmud Yerushalmi. D'oh! What was so voluminous about this set was that there's a lot of commentary in this edition. Oh well, Berakhos is cool, though. So I went back with them. Fortunately, it was only eight blocks back to my apartment, as it's in my neighborhood (yay!).
While there, I saw my fellow Gahannian (def. "One who comes from, or lives in, Gahanna"), Aaryn Rubin, as well as someone I had known from Derech, who's now at YU, Ya'akov Gormezano, in addition to two fellow bloggers, Steg and Menachem Butler, the latter of whom was helping work the seforim sale.
Posted by Drew Kaplan