Wednesday, May 25, 2005

More Manuscripts Online

While I was away, the Jewish Theological Seminary Library launched a beautiful site, allowing full access to some of its wonderful holdings. So far, four illuminated liturgical manuscripts have been scanned and uploaded, including an intriguing "Woman's Siddur" copied by the famous scribe and philosopher Abraham Farrisol.

I'd like to give a little constructive criticism - the Geniza fragments here seem to have been scanned on one side only. And they lack detailed descriptions, which is a shame.

I hope the library continues to develop and augment this site, and that more and more Hebrew manuscripts become available for perusal online.


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