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  • Barcelona Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    A highly illuminated medieval Spanish Hagadah. What is the Hagadah? The Hagadah (plural Hagadot), which literally mean...

  • Duke of Sussex's Catalan Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    The messianic imagery found in these splendid Hebrew Bibles is unique. Crystallised in Spain in the 13th century and app...

  • Duke of Sussex's Italian Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A 15th-century Pentateuch featuring illuminated letters, which are rare in Hebrew manuscripts. What is the Pentateuch? ...

  • Karaite Book of Exodus

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    This important 10th-century CE Karaite Book of Exodus was endowed with exquisite carpet pages decorated with stylised fl...

  • Maimonides' Guide to the Perplexed

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Codex

    Guide for the Perplexed is a philosophical work by Moses ben Maimon, known as Maimonides (1135–1204). He was born in Cor...

  • Prayer book (siddur)

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    One of the most important liturgical compilations in Judaism is the siddur (from the Hebrew root sdr meaning order). It...

  • The Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    This page of the Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch shows the kind of marginal decoration often painted in Hebrew mediev...

  • The Duke of Sussex's Portuguese Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    Jews enjoyed a rich cultural life in 15th-century Portugal, as is demonstrated by this fine manuscript. It is one of onl...

  • The Golden Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • The Hispano-Moresque Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • The Lisbon Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    The Lisbon Bible is the most accomplished dated codex (a manuscript in book form rather than a scroll) of the Portuguese...

  • The Northern French Miscellany

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    The North French Miscellany or the North French Hebrew Miscellany as it is often called, is one of the finest extant Fre...

  • The Sana'a Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    Micrography is an original and charming expression of Jewish art dating back to the early Middle Ages still practised to...

  • The Yonah Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    Known also as the Five Books of Moses or Pentateuch, the Torah is one of the three main divisions of the Hebrew Bible. I...