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  • A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll

    Manuscript, Scroll

    A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll is the holiest object in Judaism. It i...

  • A Ketubah from India

    Manuscript, Ketubah, marriage contract

    A Ketubbah is a marriage contract traditionally given to a Jewish bride on her wedding day. It specifies the husband's f...

  • A Malay pilgrimage guide

    Printed book, Image

    The holy Ka‘bah in Mecca, shown on the first page of a Malay guide to the pilgrimage, written by Muhammad Azahari bin A...

  • Abraham ibn Ezra's commentary on the Pentateuch

    Manuscript

    Abraham Ibn Ezra’s commentary to the Torah (‘Five Books of Moses’ or ‘Pentateuch’). Abraham Ibn Ezra and his biblical co...

  • Afghan ketubah, 19th century

    Manuscript, Ketubah, marriage contract

    The tradition of the ketubah (a Jewish marriage contract) dates back 2000 years, making it one of the earliest documents...

  • Babylonian Talmud

    Manuscript

    This is an exceptionally rare item: a treasured medieval Jewish text, known as the Talmud, that somehow escaped the publ...

  • Barcelona Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

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

  • Chinese Torah – Kaifeng Torah

    Manuscript, Scroll

    This scroll was specially prepared for one of the farthest flung and most remarkable religious communities of history: t...

  • Coburg Pentateuch

    Manuscript

    A 14th-century illuminated Ashkenazic Pentateuch. What is the Hebrew Pentateuch? The Pentateuch is the Greek term used...

  • 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? ...

  • First complete Mishnah

    Book

    This was the first complete printed text of the Mishnah – a book of authoritative Jewish law as compiled by early rabbis...

  • First Gaster Bible

    Manuscript

    Thought to be one of the earliest surviving Hebrew biblical codices. Why is the manuscript important? This is one of th...

  • Haftarot for Passover

    Manuscript

    The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...

  • Hagiographa

    Manuscript

    Codex of Ketuvim (‘Writings’, the third division of the Hebrew Bible), in Hebrew, Aramaic and Judeo-Arabic. The transla...