Digitized Hebrew manuscripts from the Library of Congress

By Mary Fisk|December 9, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Archival collections, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

The Hebraic manuscripts section of the Library of Congress houses over 220  manuscripts, mostly in Hebrew, but including other related languages such as Yiddish, Judeo-Arabic and Judeo-Persian. These date from the 11th to the 20th centuries and come from Jewish communities across the world. They cover an eclectic range of subjects.
Fifty texts have currently been added to the website. Content is indexed by language, name, subject, place and by the title of the document. There is a separate index for the poetry collection.
The selected documents are mainly text-only, with the notable exception of the Washington Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript from the late 15th century
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