Three Amazing Jewish Books - Marc Michael Epstein
Thursday October 7, 2021
The Brick and the Book: The Barcelona Haggadah
(Iberia, Catalonia, c. 1350. London: British Library MS Additional 14761)
In which the famed but bumbling detective Marc Michael Epstein of Vassar College discovers that you can look at something for thirty years and have no idea what you are seeing.
Thursday October 14, 2021
A Mysterious Absence: The Rothschild Pentateuch
(Frankfurt am Main, 1296. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum and Research Center, Ms. 116 Acquisition 2018.43)
A never-before-seen manuscript, a mysterious erasure, and the terrible history of an extraordinarily beautiful book.
Thursday October 21, 2021
Reading the World Bilingually: The Duke of Sussex Ashkenazic Pentateuch
(Ashkenaz, Lake Colmar Region, c. 1350-74. London: British Library, MS Additional 15252)
You thought Jews in the Middle Ages were ghettoized and shielded from the wider world in their hermetically sealed universe of faith and observance? Think again."
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