What I bought at the candy store
[Many links to pages in Hebrew, which is probably not good linking etiquette.]
1. Yehuda Feliks, Animals and Plants of the Torah. Because I've always wanted to own it.
2. Moshe Tzvi Segal, The Complete Ben-Sira. Because of a certain discussion we've been having over here, Dov W. and I.
3. Jacob Katz, Between Jews and Gentiles. Because I've been reading Jacob Katz ever since I became interested in Jewish history. And because the book cost five dollars.
4. Yitzkhak Klein, Religion as a Philosophical Problem. I have no idea if the book's any good or not, but a cursory browse caught my interest. And this too cost me only five dollars.
5. Sha'agas Aryeh, the responsa.
What I didn't buy, but wanted to
A history of medieval Hebrew linguistics.
A visual Hebrew dictionary.
A Dictionary of Babylonian Aramaic. (Someday it'll drop below $100.)
What was supposedly in stock at the sale, but couldn't be found by the salesperson
The Festivals and Jewish Law, by Zevin.
What I already own, and plan to write about soon-ish on this blog
Medicine and Jewish Law, volume III.
What I noticed at this year's sale
Less people, less kitsch Judaica, fewer books. Or maybe that was just my imagination.