Hands- On Tour | Early Hebrew Books III: A Grafted Tree

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Date / Time

  • December 5, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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

This tour takes us into the early 18th century and from New York City, home of America’s earliest Jewish population, to Cambridge, Massachusetts. We follow a dedicated teacher of the Hebrew language and its first instructor at Harvard University. We will explore the books that reveal his experiences, as this descendant of Portuguese conversos collides with the forces of New England Puritanism, bringing together a compelling cast of characters, a public spectacle in Harvard Yard, and some of Dr. Rosenbach’s treasures of Early American Judaica.

No experience in reading Hebrew is required nor do you need to have attended Early Hebrew Books I or Early Hebrew Books II prior to signing up for this tour.

About Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours at The Rosenbach

Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours offer unparalleled access to see, and even touch, rare and important items not usually on view to the public. Each program is dedicated to a different author, theme, or topic and grants a truly hands-on experience with materials in The Rosenbach’s inspiring collection.

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