Hands-On Tour: Early Hebrew Books I: Writing with Many Pens

Date / Time

  • August 2, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Explore the history of some of the first books printed in the Hebrew language. Each has its own visual beauty and its own story to tell about early printing in Europe, local cultural tensions, change, and continuity. Whether you are a reader of Hebrew or not, you can engage with these volumes and learn about early works of philosophy and faith.

About Hands-On Tours

Hands-On Tours allow you unparalleled access to rare and important items that are not usually on view to the public. See all upcoming Hands-On Tours here. Space is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.

Pictured: [Bible. O.T. Pentateuch. Hebrew], Hamishah Humshe Torah. [Bologna: Abraham ben Hayyim for Joseph ben Abraham Caravida, 26 Jan. 1482]. Incun 482p