The Hebrew Collection of the British Library

Past and Present

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Among the great world libraries, the British Library stands out as one of the major repositories of Hebrew manuscripts and printed books. The Hebrew collection comprises the library’s holdings of material written and printed in Hebrew characters, ranging from manuscripts copied over a millennium ago to the most recent monographs and serials. It consists of over 3,000 manuscript volumes and some 10,000 Genizah fragments, around 70,000 printed book titles and nearly 1,000 serial titles. Although Hebrew is the predominant language, other Jewish languages that utilize the Hebrew script are also represented in the collection. These include Aramaic, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo- Italian, Judeo-Persian, Judeo-Spanish or Ladino and various others.

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