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Precious Possessions. Treasures from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary

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Curators

Sharon Liberman Mintz, Elka Deitsch, Havva Charm.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 2001. 109 pp., illustrations: 130 col., 3 b&w, 27.5 × 21.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0873340841

Location

Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (14 May–20 August 2001)

Description

Highlights from all facets of the Library’s collection: genizah, manuscripts, ketubbot, megillot, bookbinding, incunabula, printed books, broadsides and prints, Americana, music, bookplates and postcards. Each section with introductory text. Extensive descriptive and historical texts. 88 items.

Description

The exhibition coincided with the re-dedication of the Kripke Tower, which housed the stacks of the Library until the fire of 1966.

main keywords

AMERICANACAIRO GENIZAHEX LIBRISINCUNABULAHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSKETUBBOTPOSTCARDSPRINTED BOOKSPRINTSSCROLLS OF ESTHERSCRIBE-ARTISTSUNITED STATES

minor keywords

Aaron Wolf Herlingen of Gewitsch (scribe-artist)Abraham ben Mordechai Farissol (scribe-artist)Abraham Elijah ben Eliezer Fano (scribe-artist)Aleph-Bet books/sheetsAntisemitic images/objectsBook bindingsDavidson, Zemah (scribe-artist)Haggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, CorfuHebrew illuminated manuscripts, France, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, PortugalHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Portugal, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, YemenHistorical documentsIssachar Baer ben Jacob Hayyim (scribe-artist)Joel ben Shimon (scribe-artist)Joseph ben David of Leipnik (scribe-artist)Judeo-Persian manuscriptsKalonymus ben Judah (scribe-artist)MaimonidesMaps, Holy LandMusicRabbis, illuminated ordinations/appointmentsSamuel ben Zvi Hirsch Dressnitz (scribe-artist)Scrolls of Esther, illuminatedShana Tova greeting cardsSukkah decorationsWedding poems, riddles & songsYahrzeit calendars

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