TEAL Exhibitions

The Hebrew Prayers from Kaifeng

The Chinese Jews of Kaifeng observed standard religious practices like communal readings from the Torah, recitations of standard prayers, and the observance of major festivals. The community lived along the Yellow River in eastern China, perhaps settling as early as the 11th century. Many of their sacred texts were destroyed after the Yellow River flooded in 1642, but they soon recopied the manuscripts that were irreparably damaged. This manuscript is likely a product of the post-1642 recopying. (Museum of the Bible. MS.000663)

The Hebrew Prayers from Kaifeng

The Hebrew Prayers from Kaifeng

Museum of the Bible. (MS.000663)

The Hebrew Prayers from Kaifeng The Hebrew Prayers from Kaifeng The Hebrew Prayers from Kaifeng

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