May 17, 2022

National Library of Israel: “Fresh from the Scanner: The 1749 Pressburg Haggadah”

From the National Library of Israel:

We are delighted to share with you one of the first results of the historic joint undertaking by the National Library of Israel, the Russian State Library and the Ziyavudin Magomedov Peri Charitable Foundation, to digitize and make available online thousands of manuscripts and books from the preeminent Günzburg Collection, housed in the Russian State Library in Moscow. This historic agreement was signed last year in Jerusalem and, with the generous support of Ziyavudin Magomedov and the Peri Foundation, the digitization process has already begun.

As part of the joint project, and just in time for Passover, a Haggadah written on parchment stemming in Pressburg, Hungary (today Bratislava, Slovakia) in 1749, was digitized last week in Moscow. Dmitry Tomchuk, the Executive Director of the Moscow-based Peri Foundation, brought the digital file of the Pressburg Haggadah to the National Library of Israel on the eve of the holiday so that it can be made accessible to the people of Israel for Passover.

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