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Ancient Hebrew Manuscripts Rescued From Taliban Caves Unveiled

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The Dead Sea Scrolls on display in the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

AP – JERUSALEM  — A trove of ancient manuscripts in Hebrew characters rescued from caves in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan is providing the first physical evidence of a Jewish community that thrived there a thousand years ago.

On Thursday Israel’s National Library unveiled the cache of recently purchased documents that run the gamut of life experiences, including biblical commentaries, personal letters and financial records.

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