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Friday, January 10, 2014

At the End of "In the Beginning"

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Do you know the answers to the following fascinating questions?
  • What is a box binding?
  • What does the Hebrew letter Lamed have to do with a camel and Charlton Heston?
  • Why is the Bay Psalm Book included in an exhibit of "Jewish Firsts"?
  • Where did Antonio de Montezinus believe he had found one of the lost tribes of Israel?  
  • How did Michael Gratz personalize his pocket almanac?
If you're stumped, hurry over to In The Beginning: Three Jewish Firsts in the Rosenbach Collection.

This is the last weekend for this amazing exhibition; come Monday we will be taking it down as we prepare to open Networking Before the Net: Sharing Information in the Pre-Digitial Age on January 29. So come in, take a look and enjoy--before In the Beginning comes to an end!


Kathy Haas is the Associate Curator at the Rosenbach Museum & Library.


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