Judaica Collection
Treasures from the Stacks

Images of notable items rediscovered in the collection of Yale University. Please click to enlarge images.

Sefer Arba'ah ṿe-'eśrim / 'im tosefet ... [me-et] Yedidyah Shelomoh mi-Nortsi ... Minḥat shai. Written in Mantua, 1742-1744.

Title page of the Biblical text printed in Mantua, 1742-1744.


Frontice piece which state"open the gates so that a faithful nation may enter."


The crossing of the Reed Sea by the Israelites as they leave Egypt. The image depicts the Israelites singing the Song by the Sea as the Egyptians drown. (Exodus 13:17-14:29)


King David plays his lyre (1 Samuel 16:23)


Moses brings the Ten Commandments from Mount Sinai (Exodus 32)


Queen Esther appears before the king who holds his scepter out to her. (Esther 8:4)


Joshua holds back the night so that he may win his battle with the Amorites. (Joshua 10:12-14)


Ezekiel's vision of the dry bones. (Ezekiel 37:1-14)


Daniel in the lions' den (Daniel 6)


The Judgement of Solomon in the Book of Kings (1 Kings 3:16-28)


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