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From Medieval Parchment to Digital Image: The Hebrew Manuscripts Digitisation Project

From North Africa and Europe in the west, through the Middle East to China in the east, the British Library’s collection of Hebrew manuscripts reflects Jewish cultural and social life over a thousand years. We are joined by Miri Lewis, who manages the Hebrew Manuscripts Digitisation Project at the British Library. She'll tell us about the challenges of working with sacred texts and introduce some recently digitised items from the collection, which offer new insights into Jewish wisdom, culture, and history. 

 

When: Shabbat/Motzei Shabbat January 20

Time: Seudah shlishit from 4.30pm, followed by Havdalah and then the session. The session itself will begin between 5.30 and 6pm. The evening should finish by around 7pm.  

Venue: Walking distance from Kol Nefesh's regular premises in Edgware. Check your bulletins for the address or contact us, admin@kolnefesh.org.uk

Cost: Free for Kol Nefesh members; a £5 donation requested from non-members. Contact admin@kolnefesh.org.uk to book and arrange payment in advance.

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