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Treasures Revealed

 Treasures Revealed

From the Collections of the Jewish National and University Library
In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of The Hebrew University of of Jerusalem 
 
Curator: Rafael Weiser 
2000
The role of the National Library brought with it the charge to gather and house forevermore any work produced by the Jewish people in its own and foreign tongues, and all written records or documents of Jewish history, whether concerning the Jewish people itself or its relations with other nations.

The Jewish cultural legacy was not, however, the Library's sole focus. The University was established so that "the windows of this edifice are open to the four corners of the world, that the fairest fruit produced by man's creative spirit in every land and every age may enter (Chaim Nachman Bialik). Thus, the Library's mandate was also to collect and preserve the legacies of other cultures.

The treasures of the Jewish National and University Library are indeed priceless: manuscripts of the Bible; works written by the greatest Jewish thinkers in their own hands; manuscripts of eminent scholars and scientists, both Jewish and non-Jewish; incunabula and early editions; works of art; and more.

Professor Menachem Magidor
President, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 1. A charm from the Orient, for all members of the household
  • 2. Mishneh Torah by R. Moses Maimonides
  • 3. An amulet pendant to protect mother and child
  • 4. A Charm for the Birthing Mother
  • 5. Frankz Kafka
  • 6. Poster calling on the women of Mandate Palestine to volunteer for the British Army in World War II.
  • 7. ["Hatikva"]
  • 8. Bible in Spanish
  • 9. Parashat Shelah-Lekha
  • 10. Parashat Shelah-Lekha
  • 11. Isaac Newton
  • 12. Mishneh Torah by R. Moses
  • 13. Mishneh Torah by R. Moses
  • 14. Mihshneh Torah by R. Moses
  • 15. The Mishnah with R. Moses Maimonides' Arabic Commentary, Seder Nashim.
  • 16. The Mishnah with R. Moses Maimonides' Arabic Commentary, Seder Nashim
  • 17. Peshitta, Syriac translation of the Hebrew Bibile.
  • 18. Peshitta, Syriac translation of the Hebrew Bible.
  • 19. The Damascus Keter Torah, Palestine, 10th century.
  • 20. The Damascus Keter Torah, Palestine, 10th century.
  • 21. "Damascus Keter". Bible with Vocalization, Accents, Masorah Magna and Masorha Parva.
  • 22. Torah with Vocalization, Accents, Masorah Magna and Masorah Parva.
  • 23. Mahzor Worms.
  • 24. Map of the Land of Israel, after R Eliahu ben Shlomo Zalman, the Vilna Gaon.
  • 25. Qur'an