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Finding Aid for the Cummings Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts, ca. 1420-1915
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Collection consists of Hebrew manuscripts, mainly Eastern European and some Iraqi, including Cabalistic works such as Pardes rimonim by Moses Cordovero (16th century) and 'Ez Hayyim by Hayyim Vital (1705); prayer books including one from Yemen in the late eighteenth century; a red and black manuscript of 1588 on Jewish chronology and calendar; and The Scroll of Saragossa, ca. 1420, commemorating the miraculous salvation of a community of Spanish Jews. The entire collection is in Hebrew.
12 boxes (6 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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