“Maimonides Would Have Approved”: German Illuminated Mishneh Torah on Loan from JTS at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

"One page of a spectacular illustrated volume of the Mishneh Torah, a Jewish-law codex, is now on view in a modest special exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The book-created in Northern Italy in the 1450s and jointly acquired this year by the Met and the Israel Museum, where it had been on loan-is far more than a work of Judaic scholarly interest. It's a rich visual feast, though we get only a delightful first course in the Met display. But even that single serving deserves serious attention."

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