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04.05.2017 (386 Days Ago)
United States, New York
Title500 Years of Treasures from Oxford and More
Place nameCenter for Jewish History
Date start04.05.2017 10:13 (386 Days Ago)
Date end26.07.2017 10:13 (303 Days Ago)


Upcoming Programs

at the CENTER

Upcoming Exhibition and Public Programs
500 Years of Treasures from Oxford

Oxford Treasures

500 Years of Treasures from Oxford will showcase 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 exhibition will open at Yeshiva University Museum, based at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street), on May 14th and run through August 6th, 2017. Among 50 scintillating works, visitors will see a late 12th-century Ashkenazi siddur (book of daily prayers), 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 in the world.

The show will not only reveal Corpus’ then revolutionary study of Scripture in its original languages but, through dazzling illuminated texts, the early origins of English and French, Italian Renaissance works, and explorations of the natural world (including contemporary sketches of Galileo’s observations of the moon’s surface, and a letter by Newton about the orbits of comets).

A rich array of programming, including lectures, gallery talks, and docent-led tours will complement the exhibition.

[Image reproduced by permission of the President and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Oxford]

Public Programs

Thursday, June 15, 6:30 pm
Oxford and the Printing of Judeo-Arabic

Speaker: Brad Sabin Hill

Thursday, June 20, 6:30 pm
Liberty and Facts: Isaiah Berlin in the Age of Trump

Speaker: Roger Cohen, The New York Times

Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 pm
Oxford's Aleppo Connection: Edward Pococke (1604-91) from Humanism to Enlightenment via Hebrew and Arabic Learning
Speaker: Lenn Goodman, Vanderbilt University

Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 pm
News and Journalism in the Age of Trump

Speaker: Gerard Baker, The Wall Street Journal

Presented by Center for Jewish History > Free; reservations required

Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets

PLEASE NOTE: Our programs often sell out.
We strongly recommend reserving tickets in advance.

Next Week at the Center

Sigmund Freud

Monday, May 8, 6:30 pm
"My Unconscious Speaks Yiddish": Psychoanalysis and Jewish Languages

Presented by Center for Jewish History, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research & Leo Baeck Institute
Additional tickets have been released for this program which was previously sold out
Click here for more information

Jeffrey Saks

Monday, May 8, 6:30 pm
Jeffrey Saks, But always I regarded myself as one who was born in Jerusalem

Presented by Yeshiva University Museum & The Center for Israel Studies of Yeshiva University
Gallery Talk
Click here for more information

Jenna Wiseman Joselit

Wednesday, May 10, 7 pm
Jenna Weissman Joselit and Samuel G. Freedman - In Dialogue on the Decalogue

Presented by Yeshiva University Museum & American Jewish Historical Society
Click here for more information

Songs of the Nation

Thursday, May 11, 6 pm
"Songs of the Nation"
Maskilic Readings of Psalms after Moses Mendelssohn

Presented by American Society for Jewish Music & Leo Baeck Institute

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