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February 28, 2012 4:22 pm

National Library of Spain Features Rare Jewish-Spanish Artifacts

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Times of Israel – More than 500 years after their expulsion, Spanish Jews and their holy books are the focus of a new exhibition in Madrid.

“Bibles of Spain: the Intersecting Lives of the Texts and Their Readers” opened Monday at the National Library of Spain, with early visitors including José Ignacio Wert, the country’s minister of education, culture and sport. Featuring 50 total pieces, 40 of them scripture and other writings, the show seeks “to make visible a legacy that’s little-known, owing to the Jews’ expulsion in 1492,” explains Hebrew scholar Javier del Barco in Madrid’s El Pais newspaper.

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