A: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia, B: Safed, North District, Israel
Eliezer ben Isaac Ashkenazi, an itinerant printer from Prague, settled in Safad (Safed) (now northern Israel). The first book that he issued there in 1577 was Lekah Tov, a Hebrew commentary on the Book of Esther, by Yom Tov Zahalon. This was the first book printed in the Middle East. In his introduction Zahalon expressed his delight in the founding of a press in this Holy City of the Holy Land and urged authors to have their works printed there; however the press issued only six books.