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Book Title: Rarest Blue: The Remarkable Story of an Ancient Color Lost to History and Rediscovered|
The author of the book: Baruch Sterman
Edition: Lyons Press
Date of issue: August 15th 2014
ISBN 13: 9780762790425
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Ok, so I was thinking this would talk a lot about the Murex dye. And it does, extensively, sort of. It talks a lot more about Jewish history and the attempts over time to dye a particular religious garment a particular shade of blue -- and that's interesting, but I think it would be more compelling if I was interested in obscure schisms in the Jewish faith and had studied the Talmud and was concerned about what this dye means to the people of that faith.
I am interested in the murex dye -- in the history, the technical information on how to effectively use it, the modern state of the Murex population and what impact the dye trade has on it... and all that's in the book, if you have the time and patience to wade through the rest of what is really quite a scholarly dissertation.
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Read information about the authorBaruch Sterman is co-founder of the Ptil Tekhelet Association. Baruch received his doctorate in Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he developed a CO2 laser used for both medical and industrial purposes. He received his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. For the past fifteen years, Baruch has been a leading executive in the High-Tech sector in Israel, specializing in the fields of telecommunications and computer security. He holds several patents in optics, voice technology, and computer security.
Baruch was instrumental in developing the modern techniques for dyeing tekhelet used by the Ptil Tekhelet Association today. These techniques take into account the halakhic, as well as the physical and chemical requirements needed for mass production. He has published numerous articles on the scientific and halakhic aspects of Tekhelet, and writes extensively on the topic of Science and Torah in general.
Baruch lives in Efrat, Israel with his wife Judy and their seven children.