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 Projects in Cooperation with the IMHM

The Institute serves as a laboratory or workshop for a number of prestigious projects of Jewish scholarship. The Mishna Project, the Piyyut Project and the Hebrew Palaeography Project, all under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Friedberg Genizah Project, each draw upon the resources of the Department of Manuscripts and the IMHM, and none of them could have been initiated had the Institute not been in existence.
The Firkovich Manuscripts Cataloging Project, under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Judeo Arabic Culture and Literature in the Ben-Zvi Institute, is now complete thanks to the resources of the IMHM. Together with the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the IMHM has prepared a supplementary volume of addenda and corrigenda to the Neubauer Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian (Oxford, 1994). Catalogues in English describing the 1600 Hebrew manuscripts in the Palatina Library in Parma (Jerusalem, 2000) and the 800 Hebrew manuscripts in the Vatican Library (Vatican, 2008) have been published as well.
The IMHM offers its readers a number of additional services. In addition to the catalogues described above, the Institute has prepared a card-index to manuscripts mentioned or published in scholarly journals, festschriften and elsewhere. The S.D. Goitein Genizah Laboratory, which houses the card-indexes compiled by the late Prof. Goitein (d. 1985) while preparing his Genizah studies, is found on the premises. Also, photographic reproductions of Genizah fragments relating to all matter of Masorah and biblical vocalization is available as part of the Israel Yeivin collection.
The Institute is willing and eager to cooperate with other institutions contemplating projects involving Hebrew manuscript material.