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The Hebrew University Magnes Press

Since 1929

When, in 1929, at the beginning of the academic year, the first President of the Hebrew University J. L. Magnes announced the establishment of a university press, there were only 200 students at the University.
This step called for daring and vision. The Land of Israel, said Dr. Magnes, is in many respects far from being in vital touch with the great world of scholarship, and it is therefore essential for scholars of the University to maintain through their works, contact with their colleagues throughout the world. Furthermore, through these scholarly contributions the University will be able to win a respected position among scholarly institutions.
As a tribute to Dr. Magnes, following his death in 1949, the university press was named after him.
It is not fortuitous that a primary concern of the University trustees, including the poet Haim Nachman Bialik, was the establishment of a university press; they knew and realized that a publishing house with a high academic standard, both Jewish and university oriented, was an integral part of the whole university concept. 
The Magnes Press has mirrored the stages of the University`s growth and achievement in all areas.
Just as the University was a necessity for a renewed existence in the Land of Israel, so too, a university press was a desideratum for the creation and fostering of texts and learning materials for lecturers and students.
Four goals were envisaged by the creators of the Magnes Press:
a) Provision for the teaching, research and scholarly needs of the university
b) Expansion of available resources of scholarship in the Hebrew language on Jewish and general topics
c) Publication of works by university scholars
d) Publication of works beneficial to scholarship and mankind, and specifically research in Judaism. 
To a great extent the Magnes Press has fulfilled the goals envisaged by its founder and directors. 
About 3,000 titles published in Hebrew and various other languages in numerous areas of research

Les Editions Magnes, Universite Hebraique de Jerusalem

Fondie en 1929, Magnes est la maison d’edition de l’Univcrsite hebraique de Jerusalem et la plus importante dans le champ des publications universitaires en Israel. Elle publie des ouvrages dans le domaine de la litterature, des sciences humaines et sociales, des mathematiques et des sciences de la nature, ainsi que des etudes juives et islamiques. (voir le catalogue sur le site http://www.magnespress.co.il/website_en). Magnes publie des revues de renommie internationale telles que Tarbiz, la revue plus ancienne et la plus importante dans le domaine des etudes juives, The Israel Journal of Mathematics et Journal d’analyse math?matique. Elle publie egalement Perspectives, revue de l’Universite Hebraique de Jerusalem placee sous l’egide de la Faculte des sciences humaines qui paraet annuellement en langue franeaise.

La publication en hebreu d’ouvrages de philosophie et de sciences humaines franeaises est un projet phare de Magnes qui poursuit activement la publication des classiques de la philosophie franeaise qu’elle a ete la premiere e diffuser en Israel. Parmi les parutions recentes figurent L’Emile de Rousseau, ainsi que Les donnies immediates de la conscience et L’evolution creatrice de Bergson. Magnes poursuit un projet de traduction en hebreu des euvres d’Emmanuel Levinas, introduites, annoties et commenties selon les exigences scientifiques les plus rigoureuses. Totalite et Infini, ouvrage majeur du philosophe, et Ethique et infini, considere comme l’une des meilleures introductions e son euvre, ont deje paru. La traduction de De Dieu qui vient e l’idee, un autre ouvrage central de Levinas, est actuellement en cours.


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The Hebrew University Magnes Press publishes scholarly books, journals, textbooks in every research areas such as agriculture books, ancient near east books, anti-Semitism books , archeology books, art books  (architecture boos, cinema books, music books, plastic art books, theater books) business management books, classical studies books, communication books, dictionaries, economics books, education books, ethics books , chemistry books, mathematics books, physics books, folklore books, geography books, history books, holocaust books, Jewish studies books (Bible studies books, Hassidism books, Jewish Mysticism books , Jewish thought books, prayers and Piyutim books , Talmud books) law books, linguistics books , prose and poetry books, medicine and health books, nature science boos, philosophy books, political science and international studies books, politics books, psychology books, religion books (Christianity books, Islam books) social work books, sociology and anthropology books, text books (Arabic textbooks, computers and computing textbooks, economics textbooks, English textbooks, Hebrew as a second language textbooks, language textbooks, mathematics textbooks, medicine textbooks, music and the arts textbooks, physics textbooks, statistics textbooks) Yiddish books. New books as well as back list books published by The Hebrew University Magnes Press are published as eBooks as well. © All rights reserved by The Hebrew University Magnes Press
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