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  • A Ketubah from India

    Manuscript, Ketubah, marriage contract Created date: 1888

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

  • Afghan ketubah, 19th century

    Manuscript, Ketubah, marriage contract Created date: 1889

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

  • Duke of Sussex's Catalan Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1350–1374

    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 Created date: c. 1441–1467

    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 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...

  • Italian Code of the Law, 'The decisions of Isaiah...

    Manuscript Created date: 1374

    The Italian Code of the Law is known as 'The decisions of Isaiah ben Elijah di Trani, the Younger'. This copy was produc...

  • Italian ketubah

    Manuscript, Ketubah Created date: 1776

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

  • 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...

  • Karaite Pentateuch

    Printed book

    This Pentateuch, used by Russian Karaite Jews in 19th-century Crimea, is a reminder that Judaism has a variety of sects...

  • Leipnik Haggadah

    Manuscript Created date: 1740

    What is a haggadah? A haggadah is a collection of Jewish prayers and readings written to accompany the Passover 'seder',...

  • 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...

  • Sitre Torah

    Manuscript Created date: 15th century CE

    Kabbalah, also spelled Qabalah or Cabala, is the term traditionally used to describe the mystic and secret teachings in ...

  • The Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1300–1324

    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 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...