Jewish scholarship on display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | In celebration of the public lecture on The Bible and the Mishnah by Professor Shaye J D Cohen, Harvard University on Tuesday 5 May, we currently have Jewish texts from our …Continue reading →

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Travel back 500 years with rare Hebrew book from New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | This early commentary on the Pentateuch, published in 1514 has travelled all the way to Latvia to be part of the exhibition “1514. The Book. 2014“. On display until April …Continue reading →

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Festival Prayers for Hanukkah TAGS: | | | | | | | |   The Mahzor Ashkenazim  is an example of a mahzor, or festival prayer book, for Ashkenazi usage, published in Venice in the early eighteenth century. Its large size makes it …Continue reading →

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Medieval Jewish Biblical Scholarship at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This item from New College Library’s Special Collections is a biblical commentary on the Old Testament prophets by the Portuguese Jewish scholar Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508).   Abravanel was employed by King …Continue reading →

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Historic record of Jewish festivals at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | It’s September 16 and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah,  the Jewish New Year festival. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar, or ram’s horn trumpet, and eating apples dipped in …Continue reading →

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