Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word

Open until Sun 2 Aug 2020

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Journey beyond the Bible to discover the history, culture and traditions of Jewish people from all corners of the world through the ages

Please note, due to the on-going international situation this exhibition has been postponed. We hope to reopen later in the year.

Through rarely-seen treasures from as far back as the 10th century, this exhibition takes you from Europe and North Africa, through to the Middle East and China to explore the relationships between Jews and their neighbours in the communities that they lived in.

How much knowledge and culture was exchanged between these groups? Fascinating works displayed on music, science and philosophy by famous Jewish scholars suggest there was more than we might think.

Witness both the high points and the lows of these relationships. An Italian rabbi’s reply to Henry VIII, who sought advice on divorcing his first wife. A 13th-century Anglo-Jewish charter showing the passing of property between people of different faiths. And the signs of conflict as we encounter Christian censorship in Jewish texts.

Along the way, meet the sages versed in magic, Kabbalah and alchemy, and even learn a love potion or two, as we discover the power of the written word.
 
Generously supported by the Dr Michael and Anna Brynberg Charitable Foundation.
With thanks to the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, the Shoresh Charitable Trust, and The David Pearlman Charitable Foundation. 
 
Image: A series of calendrical and astronomical tables, 15th century (Or 11796) 

Details

Name: Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word
Where: PACCAR 2
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: Full Price: £8.00
Member: £8.00
Student: £7.00
Registered Unemployed: £7.00
Disabled: £7.00
National Art Pass Senior: £3.50
Child (0-11) : £0.00
Child (12-17): £7.00
National Art Pass: £4.00
Senior (60+): £7.00
Young Person (18-25): £7.00

A voluntary donation can be added over the regular ticket price. You will be helping the Library to conserve and share its collection. If you are a UK tax-payer and ‘Gift Aid’ your donation, the Library can reclaim the tax you have paid.

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