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Ancient Language Encyclopedias from Brill now on trial TAGS: | | | | | | Trial access is now available to the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online, and the Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, published by Brill.Access is via the eresources trials …Continue reading →

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New College Library’s Torah Scroll TAGS: | | | | | | | | New College Library’s Torah Scroll (Pentateuch) was on display to visitors today in the Funk Reading Room. Scrolls such as these are an integral part of Jewish communal life, being …Continue reading →

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Bar Ilan Global Jewish Database now on trial TAGS: | | | | | | The Bar Ilan Global Jewish Database is now on trial until 20 June. The Bar Ilan Responsa Project is the world’s largest electronic collection of Torah literature of its kind. …Continue reading →

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Context of Scripture Online on trial now TAGS: | | | | | Context of Scripture Online is now available on trial access to University of Edinburgh Users. Access is available on campus and off campus via the VPN. The trial ends on …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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A Study in Syriac TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | Syriac has been taught at New College, Edinburgh, since its earliest days, as part of the family of ancient languages studied here. Today, for University of Edinburgh Students in years …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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Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
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