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Gila and Mishael Caspi Judaica Collection M312

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

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

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.

Personal Name(s):
  • Caspi, Mishael, 1932-2013

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

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.

Box 1

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

Box 1

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

Box MRealia

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

Box 1

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

Box 1
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