Tora-Talmud-Siddur. Die hebräischen Handschriften der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg

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Translated title Torah-Talmud-Siddur. Hebrew Manuscripts of the State and University Library Hamburg
Editor & Curator

Irina Wandrey.


Hamburg, Germany, 2014. 336 pp., illustrations: 231 col., 12 b&w, 29.7 × 21 cm. German and English.


ISSN 1867–9617


Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg (18 September–26 October 2014)


78 highlights from the Library’s outstanding Hebraica Collection, illustrating the diversity of the Collection and the main types of manuscripts that have shaped Jewish manuscript culture. Most examples are in Hebrew, with a few in Aramaic, Judeo-Arabic or Yiddish. A selection of printed books, including five incunabula from the Levy Collection, were also displayed. Introduction by Irina Wandrey. “History of the Hebraica Collection” by Hans-Walter Stork. Exhibits presented in 12 sections, principally according to content: Bible, Commentaries, Halacha and Aggada, Literature and Daily Life, Prayer Books, Haggadot and Megillot Esther, Ketubbot and Mohel Books, Kabbalah and Magic, Philosophy, Mathematics and Medicine. Two sections devoted to: Technical Analylsis of Manuscripts, and Hebrew Binding Fragments. In-depth entries for each exhibit, by various authors. 78 items.

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AmuletsEvronotHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, BiblesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, IraqHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Netherlands, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Poland, 17th–19th CHebrew manuscripts, restoration ofIncunabluaIsaac ben Judah of Mainstockheim(?) (scribe-artist)Isaac Sofer ben Eliyahu Chazan of Ochsenfurt [Oxford?] (scribe-artist)Israel ben Jacob (son of Jacob ben Judah Leib Jaffe of Berlin?) (scribe-artist)Jacob ben Judah Leib Jaffe of Berlin (scribe-artist)Judah ben Nathan of Breslau (scribe-artist)Judeo-Arabic manuscriptsMaimonidesMeshullam Zimmel of Polna (scribe-artist)MicrographyMordechai Sofer Stam of Nitra (scribe-artist)Nathan ben Simson of Meseritsch (scribe-artist)Prayerbooks/MahzorsPurim, special (individual/communal)Scrolls of Esther, illuminatedShiviti plaques, parchment/leatherTalmudTorah (scroll)Uri Feibush ben Isaac Segal (scribe-artist)Yiddish manuscripts

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Invitation to exhibition opening, folded card, 1 col., illus., 14.6 × 10.5 cm.

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