Previously unknown medieval Jewish manuscripts turn up on antiques market
Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Admin0
“For the first time we have concrete evidence of Jewish existence (in Afghanistan), not only in the material sense of tombstones or household artifacts, but documents that (tell us) about the spiritual world of the people who lived there 1,000 years ago,” says Haggai Ben-Shammai, academic director of the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.
The documents are in the hands of several dealers — some in London, some in Geneva and some in Jerusalem. But scholars are eager to see them donated to libraries and museums.
Story: Leslie Scivener, Toronto Star | Photo: Wikimedia Commons