Wednesday July 29, 2015
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High Holy Day prayer book survives Inquisition and Holocaust

The ancient 154 pages of parchment were written in Spain in the 1400s • Renowned Torah commentators Ibn Gabirol and Ibn Ezra penned liturgies included in the book • Script used by author indicates heavy Spanish-Muslim influence of the time.

Yori Yalon

The centuries old prayer book that survived the Spanish expulsion of Jews in 1492 and the Holocaust.
Photo credit: Israel National Library
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