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  • Part of a Babylonian Talmud

    Manuscript

    A codex of the Talmud, produced in the 12th or 13th century. What is the Talmud? The Talmud (meaning ‘learning’) is the...

  • Pentateuch scroll with silk mantle

    Manuscript, Scroll, Textile

    A 14th-century Torah Scroll from the Iberian Peninsula, complete with mantle. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll...

  • Pentateuch with a commentary by Rashi

    Manuscript

    A 14th-century codex of the Pentateuch, complete with Rashi’s commentary. Why is Rashi’s commentary important? Rashi, a...

  • Pentateuch with Rashi's commentary and Targum Onke...

    Manuscript

    The earliest surviving glossed Bibles from Ashkenaz (Franco-German lands) date from the 13th century CE. They show an or...

  • Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's comment...

    Manuscript, Illustration

    The earliest surviving glossed Bibles from Ashkenaz (Franco-German lands) date from the 13th century CE. They show an or...

  • Polyglot Psalter

    Manuscript

    A Hebrew psalm-book with parallel Greek, Latin and English translations. What are Psalms? The Book of Psalms (in Hebrew...

  • 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...

  • Queen Mary Psalter

    Manuscript

    The Queen Mary Psalter is one of the most extensively illustrated biblical manuscripts ever produced, containing over 10...

  • Register of circumcisions

    Manuscript

    An 18th-century registry of circumcisions, including instructions for the service. Circumcision in Judaism Circumcision...

  • Samaritan Pentateuch

    Manuscript

    A Samaritan Pentateuch, dating from the 14th century. Who are the Samaritans? The Samaritans are an ethnic and religious...

  • Sefer Torah Or 1462

    Manuscript, Scroll

    The Torah Scroll is the holiest and most valued object in Judaism. It is the physical expression of the Jewish people’s ...

  • Spanish Qur’an from the 13th century

    Manuscript

    Islam was the prevalent in Spain from 711 until the Christian reconquest in 1492, yet few Islamic manuscripts survived. ...

  • 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...