Jerusalem Talmud, tractate Gittin

The Ben Ezra Genizah preserved many sacred texts unique to the Jews of Syria and Palestine. This large page from a magnificent copy of the Jerusalem Talmud (‘The Talmud of the Land of Israel’) was an important discovery when Schechter first saw it in the sisters’ possession. Syro-Palestinian traditions of Jewish worship were almost entirely forgotten until the discovery of the Genizah.

Aramaic, Hebrew, parchment, Palestine, 9/10th century

L-G Talmud 2.4