booksnbuildings:

"Amsterdam’s Ets Haim – Livraria Montesinos is the oldest Jewish library in the world, having enjoyed international acclaim since the Golden Age. The collected works of Ets Haim Library comprise over 500 manuscripts dating back to 1282 and 30,000 printed works dating back to 1484 – including works by philosopher Baruch Spinoza.”

booksnbuildings:

"Amsterdam’s Ets Haim – Livraria Montesinos is the oldest Jewish library in the world, having enjoyed international acclaim since the Golden Age. The collected works of Ets Haim Library comprise over 500 manuscripts dating back to 1282 and 30,000 printed works dating back to 1484 – including works by philosopher Baruch Spinoza.”

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jewsinmedievalart:

The Kennicott Bible, Spain, 1476
This figure, illustrating Parsha Balak, is the prophet Balaam, shown here not with his famous ass, but with an astrolabe and a jaunty beret.

jewsinmedievalart:

The Kennicott Bible, Spain, 1476

This figure, illustrating Parsha Balak, is the prophet Balaam, shown here not with his famous ass, but with an astrolabe and a jaunty beret.

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

egyptian ketubot from (above) cairo 1893 and alexandria 1855.

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eretzyisrael:

The 17th of Tammuz Blues by Ari Lesser

That day’s never been a good day for the Jewish people.

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Illustrated yiddish proverbs, folk sayings from here: yiddishwit

bennistar:

Challagator: What about this kind of challah for your Shabbos table tonight?A freilichen Shabbos!

bennistar:

Challagator: What about this kind of challah for your Shabbos table tonight?

A freilichen Shabbos!

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manuscriptjourneys:

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Jewish Manuscript 177 Joseph Leipnik - 18th Century. Haggadah, Illuminated Manuscript on parchment - Darmstadt (1734). Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. by stephaniecomfort http://flic.kr/p/f61pEf

manuscriptjourneys:

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Jewish Manuscript 177 Joseph Leipnik - 18th Century. Haggadah, Illuminated Manuscript on parchment - Darmstadt (1734). Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. by stephaniecomfort http://flic.kr/p/f61pEf

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erikkwakkel:

Knights made out of words

These two drawings are something different. You are looking at two scenes that include a knight: one is charging towards a castle, the other is proudly parading with a bird of pray. If you look carefully, however, you can see what is so special about them: not a single line was drawn to create these scenes. Such playful images drawn with words are more often encountered in medieval Hebrew manuscripts - although they are also seen in some Latin books, as this Tumblr shows. It’s quite fascinating to see word and image in such perfect harmony: two very different means of communication that are united for a moment to produce a powerful image.

London, British Library, Add. 21160 (Germany, 13th century). More information about this manuscript here.

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