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TitleMemorial volumes to Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust: a bibliography of British Library holdings
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Publication detailsLondon, The British Library, 2004. ISBN: 0712348204
ReviewsReviewed by Paul Cheifitz in SHEMOT: the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. Vol.12, No.4, December 2004, p.31
ShelfmarkYD.2004.b.572 & ORC.HEB.PBS14
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TitleMemorial volumes to Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust: a bibliography of British Library holdings
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Publication detailsLondon, The British Library, 2004. ISBN: 0712348204
ReviewsSHEMOT: the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, Vol.12, No.4, December 2004
ShelfmarkYD.2004.b.572 & ORC.HEB.PBS14
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TitleHebrew Manuscripts: the power of script and image
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Publication detailsLondon, The British Library, 2007. ISBN: 978 0 71234921 5
ReviewsJewish Renaissance: quarterly magazine of Jewish culture, v.7, issue 2, 2 January 2008, p.50-51
ShelfmarkYD.2007.b.1852
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TitleSacred: books of the three faiths:Judaism, Christianity,Islam
Editors(s)John Reeve
Author(s)Catalogue contributions by Colin F. Baker, Kathleen Doyle,Scot McKendrick, Vrej Nersessian, Ilana Tahan
Publication detailsLondon, The British Library, 2007. ISBN: 978 0 7123 4955 0
ShelfmarkOIB 291.82 Open access; Q208.207442142DSC
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Chapters, essays or articles in books

TitleDetails of manuscripts : index to manuscripts from the British Library
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Published inL'Chaim! prayers and blessings for the home, pp. 74-77
Editor(s)Michael Shire
Publication detailsLondon, Frances Lincoln, 2000. ISBN: 0-7112-1602-9
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TitleNotes to the illustrations
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Published inThe Jewish prophet: visionary word from Moses and Miriam... featuring illustrations from Hebrew manuscripts in the British Library, pp. 124-125
Editor(s)Michael Shire
Publication detailsLondon, Frances Lincoln, 2002. ISBN: 07112-1803-X
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TitleThe binding of the Miscellany
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Published inThe North French Hebrew Miscellany (British Library Add.MS 11639): companion volume to an illuminated manuscript from 13th century France in facsimile, pp. 163-169
Editor(s)Jeremy Schonfield
Publication detailsLondon, Facsimile Editions, 2003. ISBN: 0948 223 235
ShelfmarkORB 30/4864
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TitleManuscript treasures
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Published inTreasures of Jewish Heritage: the Jewish Museum, London, pp. 132-145
Editor(s)Rickie Burman & others
Publication detailsLondon, Scala, 2006. ISBN: 1857594576
ShelfmarkLC.31.b.3538; OIC 704.03 Open access
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Journal articles, published lectures, reviews

TitleGenealogical resources in the British Library Hebrew Collection
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Published inAvotaynu: the international review of Jewish genealogy, Vol.18, No.1, Spring 2002, pp. 39-44
Publication detailsBergenfield, N.J., 2002
ShelfmarkWZOR .1991. a .100
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TitleThe Hebrew collection of the British Library
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Published inThe scribe: journal of Babylonian Jewry, No.73, Autumn 2000, pp. 56
Publication detailsLondon, 2000
ShelfmarkHP 480
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TitleThe Legacy of Maimonides: on the 800th anniversary of the death of the great philosopher, teacher and physician...
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Published inJewish Renaissance quarterly magazine of Jewish culture, Spring 2004, pp. 10-12
Publication detailsLondon, 2004
ShelfmarkZK.9.b.19072
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TitleRescued by Christians: how a scroll from Kaifeng came to the British Library
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
Published inJewish Renaissance quarterly magazine of Jewish culture, Vol.4, issue 2, pp. 15
Publication detailsLondon, January 2005
ShelfmarkZK.9.b.19072
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Conference papers

TitleSephardic and Judeo-Spanish material in the British Library's Hebrew collection
Author(s)Ilana Tahan
ConferenceProceedings of the thirteenth British conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies
Editor(s)Hilary Pomeroy
Publication detailsLondon, 2006
ShelfmarkORC HEB PBS 16 Open access
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Exhibitions

Title of exhibitionThe Illustrated Haggadah
Organiser(s)Ilana Tahan
LocationRitblatt Gallery -British Library, pp.
Date(s)April-May 2003
DescriptionThis small topical display featured some very rare and important illustrated Passover Liturgies dating mostly from the 15th-16th centuries


Title of exhibitionHolocaust Memorial Day 2004
Organiser(s)Ilana Tahan
LocationRitblatt Gallery - The British Library, pp.
Date(s)January 2004
DescriptionTopical exhibit of books and photographic albums illustrating the destruction of European Jewry and Gypsies, stressing the tragic fate of over one million Jewish children


Title of exhibitionMoses Maimonides, 1135-1204
Organiser(s)Ilana Tahan
LocationRitblatt Gallery - The British Library, pp.
Date(s)December 2004-February 2005
DescriptionTopical exhibit paying tribute to the greatest Jewish sage of the Middle Ages. Featured illuminated manuscript versions of his most important works "The Guide to the Perplexed" and "The Mighty Hand", his monumental Code of Jewish law


Title of exhibitionSacred
Organiser(s)Curatorial staff: Ilana Tahan (Judaism), Scot McKendrick, Kathleen Doyle & Vrej Nersessian (Chrisitanity), Colin F. Baker(Islam)
LocationBritish Library, pp.
Date(s)27 April - 23 September 2007
DescriptionMajor exhibition focussing on the three monotheistic religions which have shaped so much of European history and civilisation. The exhibition showcased the finest manuscripts and printed books ever produced by these religions.


Title of exhibition350th anniversary to the re-admission of the Jews to Britain
Organiser(s)Ilana Tahan
LocationBritish Library - Treasures gallery, pp.
Date(s)Autumn 2006
DescriptionTopical display of material relating to Oliver Cromwell and Manasseh Ben Israel whose efforts enabled the return of the Jews to Britain in 1656 and showing for the first time Hebrew and Latin charters pre-dating the expulsion of the Jews from England in 1290


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