Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Gila and Mishael Caspi Judaica collection
ID
M312
Date
17th-early 19th century
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Gila and Mishael Caspi Judaica Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Scope and Content

Collection of materials relating to Judaic studies and Jewish culture comprising two manuscripts: Grace after meals [codex, ca. 1700?] and Megilat Esther [scroll, 16--?]; and four items of realia including a Torah breastplate [ca. early 19th century] and a shofar. Also includes microfilm copies of manuscripts, the bulk from the 18th-20th century.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Caspi, Mishael, 1932-2013

General Note

Forms a portion of the collector's research library donated to Bowdoin College in 2009.


Collection Inventory

Object
1

Manuscripts: Bible. O.T. Esther Hebrew [Megilat Ester], [16--?] 

2

Manuscripts: Grace after meals. Yiddish and Hebrew. 1700 

Box
1

Microfilmed manuscripts (2 reels): Original manuscripts (bulk 18th-20th century) on permanent deposit with the National Library of Israel; inventoried, and described by Benjamin Richler, National Library of Israel (view inventory online). A print copy of Richler's inventory is included in Box 1. 

1

Realia: Metal plate (silver-washed bronze?), hinged, with inscribed text (Hebrew?) on verso (60 x 43 mm.), n.d. 

MRealia

Shofar (flat, 71 cm. in length), n.d. 

1

Tefillin (i.e. phylacteries), a set of small leather boxes with scrolls inserted inscribed with verses from the Torah, n.d. 

1

Torah breastplate, silver, inscribed (Yemen, 26 x 19 cm.), ca. early 19th century