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PSJC Trip to the Center for History

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 • 2 Av 5777

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Joel Levy invites interested PSJC members to visit an extraordinary exhibition presented by Corpus Christi College, Oxford; the Center for Jewish History; & Yeshiva University Museum. The free special tour, followed by a talk by Gerard Baker, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal (media sponsor of the exhibition). Gerard Baker will speak at 6: 30PM on “News and Journalism in the Age of Trump.” A reception will follow. Click here for more information or to RSVP.

The exhibition, “500 Years of Treasures from Oxford” showcases in America for the first time an extraordinary array of ancient manuscripts, books, and silver, including what has been called “the most important collection of Anglo-Jewish manuscripts in the world.”

The 50 works include a late 12th-century Ashkenazi siddur, thought to be the oldest extant anywhere, that was owned by a Sephardic Jew from the Iberian Peninsula who emigrated to England and wrote notes on his business dealings in Judeo-Arabic, a 13th-century manuscript of Samuel and Chronicles that was used by Christians to learn Hebrew, and two of the oldest manuscripts of Rashi.

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