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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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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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Studying Ancient Galilee – new online resources TAGS: | | | | | | A postgraduate study day on current discoveries in Galilean Archaeology, given by Dr Ken Dark,  is being held today (Wed 29th May) in the Baillie Room, New College.  The University …Continue reading →

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The Rescue that never was – remembering Holocaust Memorial Day #HMD2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Holocaust Memorial Day marks the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, and remembers those who died in the Holocaust and under Nazi persecution, and during subsequent genocides, …Continue reading →

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Jewish Historical Newspapers on trial now TAGS: | | | | | | Jewish Historical Newspapers via ProQuest are now available on trial access to University of Edinburgh Users. Access is available on campus and off campus via the VPN. The trial ends …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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Manchester Contributes to the Friedberg Genizah Project TAGS: | | | | | | A growing resource for Jewish / Ancient World Studies – I see that as well as the digitized images of Genizah collections at Cambridge and Birmingham there are links to …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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Default utility Image Bearing Witness: The Pre-Digitisation Conservation Treatment of The Witness, Part 1 This week we have the first instalment of a two-part series by Projects Conservator Mhairi...
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