Rare Judaica on show
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-04-15
A Torah from the 10th century and a Passover Haggadah with paintings in real gold are part of a major new exhibition starting later this month at London's British Library that celebrates Jewish, Christian and Muslim sacred texts.
The Sacred: Discover what we share event from April 27 to September 23 features a number of rare Judaica items including the Codex London which is said to come from the 10th century, the Lisbon Hebrew Bible from 1482 and the 'Golden' Haggadah where all the miniature paintings have backgrounds of tooled gold leaf. The Haggadah is said to have been produced around 1320 in Barcelona.
The exhibition will see the rare items shown alongside each other to demonstrate how each of the three faiths have interacted and influenced each other.
Entrance to Sacred is free though advance booking is recommended due to the huge expected interest in the exhibition.