The People in the Books: Now open at Columbia and online

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Columbia’s exhibition of Hebrew and Judaic manuscripts, The People in the Books, is now open, through January 25, 2013.  The exhibit is free and open to the public during all RBML hours of operation. Entry is free, and handicapped accessible. Please bring valid government-issued photo ID for entry to Butler Library through the Library Information Office, just inside the front door. For entry on Monday evenings after 6:00, please have the Butler Door Guard call the RBML Reference Desk, (212) 854-5590.

For those who cannot make it to NYC, the exhibit is also available online here.  Note that the best way to view the exhibit is through both the online and the physical exhibitions.  A miniature Torah scroll in its own wooden case and a handwritten description of and cure for scurvy, for example, did not make it into the online exhibition, while the image shown here, of David playing the harp for King Saul, cannot be seen in the physical version, because the book in which it appears is open to a different page.

For more information about the exhibit or any of the manuscripts, please contact Michelle Chesner, Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies, at mc3395@columbia.edu or 212-854-8046.

2 thoughts on “The People in the Books: Now open at Columbia and online

  1. Olga

    the image shown here, of David playing the harp not for King Solomon, but for Shaul haMelech. Sorry. 🙂

  2. Michelle Post author

    Ooops! You’re absolutely right! (And it’s a bit embarrassing, considering that this has been up for over a year…). Thank you – I will edit it immediately.

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