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Kabbalistic literature looked for ancient symbols through which it could express its daring innovations. It found such a symbol in the Menorah…
A glimpse into how artists across the ages have tried to depict the undepictable events at Mt. Sinai…
Land of Israel
“If God gave me the power to build a collection with little money, who am I to sell it?”
The sages of Safed created amulets, the Jews of Italy wrote prayers and other Jews warned of less conventional plagues…
The first Hebrew translation of the famous work El Conciliador also served as the translator’s own personal diary
Judaism, Land of Israel
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.
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