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Worlds within Worlds, Books within Books: Hebrew Manuscripts as Binding for non-Hebrew Books

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

This blogpost highlights a single parchment leaf in Hebrew letters that has survived the centuries as binding for a Latin book printed in Frankfurt am Main in the late 16th century. The Hebrew leaf comes from a manuscript copy of "Beit Yosef" [The House of Joseph], a monumental code of Jewish law composed by Joseph Karo (1488-1575), one of the most important Jewish figures of all time.