The Mekitze Nirdamim (Biblical Hebrew: מקיצי נרדמים "awakening the slumbering") is a society for the publication of old Hebrew language books and manuscripts that either were never published or have been long out of print. It was established first at Łęg, Kingdom of Prussia (now Ełk Poland) in 1864.
It was under the direction of Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler, Moses Montefiore, and Joseph Zedner (London), Albert Cohn (Paris), Samuel David Luzzatto (Padua), Michael Sachs (Berlin), Eliezer Lipman Silberman (Łęg), and Mattityahu Strashun (Vilnius).
It was re-established at Berlin in 1885 under the supervision of Abraham Berliner (Berlin), Moses Levi Ehrenreich (Rome), Joseph Derenbourg and David Günzburg (Paris), Solomon Joachim Halberstam (Bielsko), Abraham Harkavy (Saint Petersburg), Marcus Jastrow (Philadelphia), David Kaufmann (Budapest), and Mattityahu Strashun (Vilnius).
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