From 15th-century Iberia.
Elisha ben Gad’s Tree of Knowledge.
And the Christian missionaries who brought it to England.
Beware “Rabbi Robber and Rabbi Thief.”
A new exhibit displays the physical legacy of the great sage’s work.
An Israeli, a famous economist, and an empty auction house.
A secret 1977 trip to Cairo is involved.
Chimen Abramsky, the son of a renowned Orthodox rabbi, became one of the leading Jewish historians of the 20th century. He was also an avid,. . .
Jews have a reputation for taking books seriously, so it should come as no surprise that Israel is an interesting place for librarians. Where else. . .
On exhibit in Jerusalem is a 9th-century prayer book with portions of the Sabbath prayers, hymns, and the Haggadah. It is from the collection of. . .
At age eight, David Sassoon, a scion of the “Rothschilds of the East,” traded his kite for a rare book. At his death in 1942,. . .
In his London home, Chimen Abramsky—polymath, long-time Stalinist, son of a famous rabbi—built up one of the finest private collections of Judaica anywhere.
On view in Brooklyn: early printings of the Bible, Talmud, works of Jewish law, philosophy, mysticism, and more—plus manuscripts from before the age of print.