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Thursday, October 18, 2018


The Library is please to announce the roll-out of a new website featuring the highlights of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion manuscript collection.

page from manuscript 107The Hebrew Union College Library possesses more than 3,000 Hebrew manuscripts, divided between its campuses in Cincinnati and New York. The manuscripts in these collections span more than a millennium, from the tenth to the twentieth centuries, and cover a wide range of topics, including liturgy, Jewish law, Rabbinic texts and commentaries, poetry, philosophy, kabbalah and mysticism, the Bible and its exegesis, responsa, letters from individuals and communities, historical documents, and other general literature. Among these manuscripts are significant collections of Samaritan and Chinese Jewish manuscripts, Haggadot, music, and Esther scrolls.

We are proud to display selected holdings on this website and we are planning to add more manuscripts and rare books over time.


Please take a moment to browse the new website and enjoy the collection. The website can be accessed from your computer or mobile device using this link: 



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