An exhibition of Judaica spanning over 2,000 years opened November 1 over three floors of the Shapero Rare Books. The exhibition - the first of its kind to be hosted in a private space in the U.K - has been a long-held dream of Bernard Shapero, and brought together leading experts, collectors and academics, including Sharon Liberman Mintz (a curator at the Jewish Theological Seminary). Shapero's partners for the exhibition, Les Enluminures, exhibited a wide and fascinating selection of Judaica, including medieval Hebrew manuscripts, Jewish wedding rings and five unpublished fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Take a piece of Jewish History Home
The exhibition features over 100 items from around the world, with treasures ranging from children's Haggadahs, to bridal prayer books, to photographic accounts of life in Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Full details can be found in the Judaica catalogue, or from our expert curator Bela Taieb.