Samuel Montagu and the Western Hebrew Library: online exhibition

By Mary Fisk|April 8, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

From the exhibition: The first Mishneh-Torah printed in Amsterdam (1702) ( “The world of printed words: Samuel Montagu and the Western Hebrew Library” is a new online exhbition hosted by the Leopold Muller Memorial Library (Oxford Centre for Jewish and Hebrew Studies) In the 1890s, Sir Samuel Montagu (1832-1911), the banker, founder of the Federation of Synagogues and Liberal MP for Whitechapel, gave his private library of early Hebrew printed

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Hebrew manuscripts digitization project at the British Library

By Mary Fisk|November 7, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Archival collections, History, Religions|0 comments

1250 of the 3000 plus Hebrew manuscripts in the British Library’s collection are to be digitized over the next three years in a project mainly funded by the Polonsky Foundation. The selected manuscripts will showcase the “creativity and intense social activities” of the Eastern and Western Jewish communities over 1000 years and will be available on open-access in their entirety For more information on the scope and content of the

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