This exhibition highlights the printed book as an expression of Jewish religious traditions. Selected from Bridwell Library’s Special Collections, these ten books shed light on the experiences of people in past centuries who wished to make books central to their faith, but had to overcome opposition from many quarters. Facing intolerance and persecution across most of Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Jewish publishers and their readers persevered wherever they could, eventually finding relatively safe havens in seventeenth-century Amsterdam and nineteenth-century America.

Sefer Mizvot Gadol Sefer Tehilim Teshuvot  Sefer Zebach Pesacḥ  Hebrew Bible 
Las Alabanças
de Santidad
Vreugde, lof en dankbaarheyd Isaac Leeser's Pentateuch  Hagadah shel Pesaḥ
for Baghdad
The Divine Service
for Yom Kippur