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This set of 120 medals commemorates people and events in Jewish history. Themes depicted in the engravings include Jewish belief, creativity, history, and religious life. The last coins in the set deal with the return to Israel. Nahum N. Glatzer…

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The Bird’s Head manuscript, the earliest surviving illustrated Ashkenazi Haggada, is named for the figures drawn with birds' heads on human forms. These composite creatures are most probably griffins. Many scholars believe the use of imaginary…

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David Kimhi (approximately 1160–1235) was a grammarian and exegete of Narbonne, Provence. Sefer ha-shorashim is the lexicon of a two-part philological treatise. His chief contribution in grammar lies in the arrangement of the material and the…

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Philo’s writings reflect Jewish life and experiences outside Judea in the first few decades of the Common Era. In this treatise on the life of Moses, Philo retells the biblical narrative with significant omissions and additions and a focus on the…

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Franz Rosenzweig’s collection of essays, speeches, and letters convey his commitment to bringing Jews back to their roots through adult Jewish education. As director of the Frieies Juedisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt am Main, he was able to experiment…

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This portfolio consists of facsimiles from the illuminated Bibles in the Firkovitch Collection at the Leningrad Public Library. There are 27 plates from the original edition published in 1905 and 25 additional plates added for the 1989 edition. The…

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Artist Ben Shahn was part of the Social Realism movement originating around 1930. It was during this period that he created many of the originals for the Hagadah shel Pesah, drawing on the movement’s themes of defense of the innocent, the persecuted…

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Nahum N. Glatzer assumed care of the Rosenzweig archives and secured the legacy of his teacher by presenting in English Rosenzweig’s life and thought to an American audience. Glatzer weaves citations from diaries, letters, and memoirs, and provides…

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Der Stern der Erlösung (The Star of Redemption) is Rosenzweig’s major philosophical work. The first draft was written in the trenches and in a military hospital while serving in the German Army during W.W.I. In this work, he describes the…

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Ismar Elbogen’s major work, Der Judische Gottesdienst in Seiner Geschichtliehen Entwicklung (1913), is a comprehensive historical study of the Jewish public liturgy. It covers the areas traditionally treated by liturgical scholars, and, in addition,…
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