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by Rabbi Eli Brackman

The Pusey House Torah Scroll of the 17th Century

Torah.jpg Pusey House Torah scroll is an old Torah scroll from Prague being held for the past 100 years, since 1920-30s, at Pusey House Library, Oxford, an Anglican institution, associated with the University of Oxford. It was previously in the possession of an Anglican scholar before being donated to Pusey House, where there is a letter, buried in a pile of uncatalogued papers, about the donation of the Torah scroll to the library, asking for it to be looked after. The letter was written to the principal, Anglican priest and theologian, Dr. Darwell Stone (1859-1941), who was educated at Merton College and served as the principal from 1909 to 1934. The scroll was viewed in the 1980s by Professor… Read More »

The Pusey House Torah Scroll of 17th Century at Oxford

Torah.jpgPusey House Torah scroll is an old Torah scroll from Prague being held for the past 100 years, since 1920-30s, at Pusey House Library, Oxford, an Anglican institution, associated with the University of Oxford. It was previously in the possession of an Anglican scholar before being donated to Pusey House, where there is a letter, buried in a pile of uncatalogued papers, about the donation of the Torah scroll to the library, asking for it to be looked after. The letter was written to the principal, Anglican priest and theologian, Dr. Darwell Stone (1859-1941), who was educated at Merton College and served as the principal from 1909 to 1934. The scroll was viewed in the 1980s by Professor… Read More »

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