Collection items

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Manuscript

    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

    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

    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

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

  • London Codex

    Codex, Manuscript

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