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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...

  • Babylonian Talmud

    Manuscript Created date: 1290–1309

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

  • Chinese Torah – Kaifeng Torah

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: c. 1643–1663

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

  • Duke of Sussex's Italian Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: c. 1441–1467

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

  • First Gaster Bible

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

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

  • 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...

  • Maimonides’ responsum

    Manuscript Created date: 1150–1204

    Moses Maimonides’ autograph responsum (reply) to a question referred to him by a rabbinical court. The case referred to...

  • Pentateuch scroll with silk mantle

    Manuscript, Scroll, Textile Created date: scroll c. 1300–1399

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

  • Register of circumcisions

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1700–1799

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

  • Samaritan Pentateuch

    Manuscript Created date: 1339

    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 Created date: 15th century CE

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

  • The Duke of Sussex's Portuguese Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1475–1499

    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 Created date: c. 1320-1330

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