Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore Festival Prayers, Ritual Festival and more!

Hamishah Humshei Torah (The five books of the Torah) (Berlin: Soncino Gesellschaft, 1933). The word Beresheet, which means, "In the beginning," opens the Book of Genesis. This decorated initial word is from the Hebrew Bible published by the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles in Germany, Soncino Gesellschaft, 1933 Library of Congress

in Palermo, in the Central Library, an invaluable incunabula: a Hebrew Bible printed in 1492 by Joshua Solomon Soncino Ben Israel, from the Library of the Abbey San Martino delle Scale. The first page of this sacred text is decorated on a vegetable plot. In the upper right corner, an angel playing a horn (shofar used in the Jewish liturgy during the New Year). Four symbolic animals. Three Hares (representing "the righteous") and a dog ("evil"), running from left to right as if to "enter"…