Exhibition: Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word

This exhibition runs from Tue, 1st Sep 2020 to Sat, 10th Apr 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Tue,
2nd Feb 2021  
(11am - 3pm)
Wed,
3rd Feb 2021  
(11am - 3pm)
Thu,
4th Feb 2021  
(11am - 3pm)
Fri,
5th Feb 2021  
(11am - 3pm)
Sat,
6th Feb 2021  
(11am - 3pm)
Tue,
9th Feb 2021  
(11am - 3pm)
Wed,
10th Feb 2021  
(11am - 3pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £8


Journey beyond the Bible to discover the history, culture and traditions of Jewish people from all corners of the world through the ages.

Through rarely-seen treasures from as far back as the 10th century, this exhibition takes you from Europe and North Africa, through to the Middle East and China to explore the relationships between Jews and their neighbours in the communities that they lived in.

How much knowledge and culture was exchanged between these groups? Fascinating works displayed on music, science and philosophy by famous Jewish scholars suggest there was more than we might think.

Witness both the high points and the lows of these relationships. An Italian rabbi’s reply to Henry VIII, who sought advice on divorcing his first wife. A 13th-century Anglo-Jewish charter showing the passing of property between people of different faiths. And the signs of conflict as we encounter Christian censorship in Jewish texts.

Along the way, meet the sages versed in magic, Kabbalah and alchemy, and even learn a love potion or two, as we discover the power of the written word.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website


Location

The British Library,

96 Euston Road, London,
NW1 2DB

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