This exhibition celebrates the culmination of the Rylands’ project to catalogue and digitise its important collection of manuscripts written in Hebrew script, which began in 1992. View the detailed catalogue records together with the digital images on Manchester Digital Collections

Most objects featuring in the exhibition are from the John Rylands Research Institute and Library’s Hebrew manuscripts collection, however in a few cases, they are accompanied with relevant material from other institutions. 

Exhibition curators 

  • Professor Philip Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Studies 

  • Zsófia Buda, Research Associate in Hebrew Manuscripts 

  • Elizabeth Gow, Manuscript Curator and Archivist 

Exhibition Design 

  • John McCrory, Digital Exhibitions Curator

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