The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, MS 9344
- New York
Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Special Collections, University of Amsterdam, Hs. Ros. 609
From being a library of German enlightenment, once it arrived in Amsterdam the Rosenthaliana developed into a general library of Jewish history and culture, with works in every language used by Jews throughout the centuries. By now the library contains around 100,000 works. In the 130 years that the library has been in Amsterdam, its main focus has become the history of Dutch Jewry.
Photography: Ardon Bar-Hama, Ra’anana, Israel
With a background in architectural photography, Ardon pioneered the use of medium-format digital photography and other innovative methods for archiving delicate documents. Ardon was a proponent of the “one shot” method of capturing images of manuscripts with a digital camera. He is also an innovative developer of websites, among which The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls and the German website of the Braginsky Collection in Zurich, Switzerland are the most recent well-received examples.