Maimonides Manuscript Loan to The Israel Museum from The Vatican Library

Pave the Way Foundation is pleased to have been instrumental in initiating the first ever exhibit of Hebrew manuscripts from the Vatican Library to the State of Israel. On September 27, 2005, the Israel Museum celebrated the opening of "Rome to Jerusalem," an exhibit of Maimonides Mishneh Torah, Jacob ben Asher's Arba'ah Turim, Pentateuch (missing until Leviticus XIII:53), Five Scroll Psalms Haftarot Rome, written in1293 and a Bible from Rome written in 1285/86.

 

Gary and Meredith Krupp with Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger and his Chief of Staff, Oded Weiner, at the opening of the Vatican Exhibit.

 

 

 

Short video: Welcoming ceremony conducted by James Snyder, Director of the Israel Museum, and Archbishop Pietro Sambi, former Vatican Ambassador to Israel.

 

 

Opening of the Israel Museum Exhibit, on loan from the Vatican Library, September 27, 2005.