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  • A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 17th century

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

  • Abraham ibn Ezra's commentary on the Pentateuch

    Manuscript Created date: 15th century

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

  • Coburg Pentateuch

    Manuscript Created date: 1390–1396

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

  • Haftarot for Passover

    Manuscript Created date: 1700–1799

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

  • Hagiographa

    Manuscript Created date: 1500–1599

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

  • Japheth ben Ali ha-Levi's Commentary on Joshua

    Manuscript Created date: 1400–1499

    A 15th-century copy of the commentary on Joshua by the famed Karaite biblical commentator – Japheth ben Ali ha-Levi (liv...

  • Karaite Book of Exodus

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: estimated 10th century CE

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

  • London Codex

    Codex, Manuscript Created date: 920–950 CE

    One of the oldest surviving Hebrew biblical codices. Why is it important? This manuscript is one of the oldest surviving...

  • Mahzor Vitry

    Manuscript Created date: 1242–1299 CE

    Jews have used prayer books in the synagogue communal services since early medieval times. One of the most significant l...

  • Masked players in the friendship album of Alexande...

    Friendship album, Book, Quarto, Manuscript, Illustration, Image Created date: 1574–90

    This vibrantly colourful painting shows a travelling troupe of entertainers known as commedia dell’arte players. Some we...

  • Megilat Ester, Or 1047

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 17th century CE

    The Book of Esther forms part of Ketuvim (Writings) which is the third section of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible. A short b...

  • Moses Mendelssohn’s Pentateuch translation

    Printed Book

    A first edition of Moses Mendelssohn’s translation of the Pentateuch. Who was Moses Mendelssohn? Moses Mendelssohn (172...

  • Nahmanides' Commentary on the Pentateuch

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1400–1499

    A 15th-century commentary on the Pentateuch by Nahmanides. Who was Nahmanides? Often referred to in Jewish sources as Ra...

  • Part of a Babylonian Talmud

    Manuscript Created date: 1100–1299

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

  • Pentateuch with a commentary by Rashi

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1350–1399

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