Cover page of an algebra book

First algebra book published in Vilna

Vilna, Poland, 1829. Algebra Book

Sefer Keneh ḥokhmah (Acquire Wisdom), by Nissan ben Abraham Deliatitz, was the first Hebrew algebra textbook published in Vilna. Vilna was a center of Jewish publishing in the 1800s and 1900s, and a center of the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment).


Digitization of this artifact has been made possible by the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project.