THE GOLDEN PATH: MAIMONIDES ACROSS EIGHT CENTURIES featuring Highlights from the Hartman Family Collection of Manuscripts and Rare Books
The story of Maimonides and his legacy crosses centuries, continents, and cultures. Exploring the life and impact of this multifaceted luminary and great Jewish sage, this exhibition presents rare manuscripts and books on loan from famed repositories in Europe, Israel, and the US. Exhibition highlights include manuscripts in Maimonides’s own handwriting, a carved 11th century door to the Torah ark from Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, and beautifully illuminated medieval manuscripts.
This exhibition and publication have been made possible through the generous support of Robert and Debra F. Hartman. Major support has been provided by the Leon Levy Foundation and a private family foundation. Generous support was provided by the David Berg Foundation and the Maimonides Fund. Additional donors to support this exhibition project include the Zoltan Erenyi Charitable Fund Jack z’l and Judy Rajchenbach, Mark and Shari Coe, and The American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Photo: Guide of the Perplexed, Barcelona, 1347/48, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen