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Judaism, Land of Israel
A glimpse into the rare translation of a work attempting to resolve the contradictions in the Bible – which served as the translator’s own tragic personal diary
A first glimpse into a few fascinating documents that reveal the life of the Afghan-Jewish communities during the 11th-13th centuries
From a rare Jewish-Italian manuscript: An outraged letter from the Jews of Ferrara to the Inquisition authorities requesting they stop censoring their printed books.
Boys in antiquity were taught to read and write – this we know. But were girls their brothers’ peers? What about their mothers?
Do you thank the Almighty for making you a man or a woman? Two fifteenth-century manuscripts show the choice is yours!
The difficulty of daily life in the Jewish Yishuv, coping with the Holocaust and the breakout of the War of Independence revealed.
How did children practice their Hebrew letters in Medieval times? A glimpse through the Cairo Geniza offers us an answer and reveals that not much has changed.
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