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Illustrating the Hebrew Bible
The twentieth century brought forth a flourish of Jewish artistic depictions of Biblical figures, scenes and stories, in a variety of forms and styles. A 2010 exhibit, curated by the Librarian for Jewish Studies, Rachel Ariel, presents a sample of the abundance of art work done by Jewish artists illustrating the Hebrew Bible. Follow the link below to view more examples of Jewish religious art collected for a past exhibit in Perkins Library!
To identify Rubenstein print or manuscript material on these topics, search the catalog using subject headings such as these:
And then refine your search by consulting additional subjects as listed with your search results. Alternatively, use keyword searches to find relevant sources and use the subject headings used to identify additional material.
Rare Print Highlights
These books of readings for the Passover Seder service are often highly personal expressions of the creator's artistic, social, and political concerns. Our extensive collection displays chronological, aesthetic, geographic, and linguistic diversity.
Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Collection of Jewish Art, Archaeology, and Symbolism
The Rubenstein has received many of its haggadot and other Judaica through the generosity of Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof. The North Carolina Museum of Art has them to thank for many of the pieces in its Judaica collection.
Facsimile of the most exquisite of all Hebrew bibles, written and illuminated in medieval Spain in 1476, just 16 years before the Expulsion.
Written in northern Italy in 1479, this Haggadah is one of the most exquisite sections of the Israel Museum's Rothschild Miscellany, a manuscript unrivaled in richness and scope. Our volume is a facsimile of this unique text.
Jewish Orthodox Literature
Jewish Orthodoxy, the traditional section of Jewry that maintains a religiously observant way of life based on a divinely ordained Torah and its laws, is composed of many groups that differ by certain customs and ideological trends.
The Jewish Orthodox Publication collection documents Jewish Orthodoxy in its various manifestations through ephemeral publications created and distributed by Orthodox Jewish groups in Israel, the United States, and around the world. The materials range in date from 1914-2004, with the bulk of the material published between 1950-1995. Check out the collection guide here: Jewish Orthodox Publication collection, 1914-2004
Or look in the Rubenstein Library's catalog! Click on the link to search for Orthodox Judaism as a subject heading.
The Rubenstein holds a substantial collection of early manuscripts of varying provenance, including Arabic, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and Syriac. Many of our papyri relate to religion. For more information about these materials, contact us.