Witness to History
|On Monday, February 5th, 2018, a traveling collection called Witness to History came to Touro University California to share its special pieces of Jewish History with students, faculty, and staff. The exhibit included ancient books, maps, coins, and manuscripts of historic Jewish significance, some dating as far back as the 13th century. The collection's goal is to inspire discovery and connection, strengthen personal and collective Jewish identity.|
Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum, Rabbi at Touro University California (L) and Rabbi Ruven Goldstein, Curator of Witness to History (R)
|An anatomy diagram published in 1707 by Ma’aseh Tuviah, medical doctor from Padua University. His work also covers theology, astronomy, hygiene, syphilitic maladies, botany, and cosmography.|
|In 1523, the Bomberg Talmud was the first fill set of the Talmud to be printed. King Henry VIII purchased his own set of the Bomberg Talmud, hoping to find president to allow for him to divorce his wife. His argument didn’t succeed.|
|Dr. Michael Clearfield, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (L) and Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum, Rabbi at Touro University California (R)|
|Tamara Trujillo, Director of the Library, inspects texts rescued during the Holocaust.|
This edition of the New York Herald was printed eight days after the assassination of President Lincoln. It includes a section on the reaction of the synagogues.
|Rabbi Ruven Goldstein, Curator of Witness to History (L) and Dr. Richard Riemer, Senior Associate Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (R) looking through the work of Ma’aseh Tuviah|
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