This essay provides a detailed description of each manuscript the author acquired during this sojourn among the Jews of Persia. A discussion of the rituals of the Jewish people which the author met offers great insight into their liturgical life.
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This essay addresses an expedition by the author into Persia and provides detailed descriptions of each manuscript the author acquired during this sojourn and also discusses the nature of their procurement. In addition, a useful discussion of the rituals of the Jewish people which the author met offers great insight into their liturgical life. This piece will greatly benefit the reader interested in the collections of E. N. Adler and those working within Jewish Studies or researching Persia’s religious heritage.
Elkan Nathan Adler (1861-1946) was a lawyer and historian who was an ardent manuscript and book collector. Particular interested in the Jewish Diaspora, Adler, visited Jewish communities throughout Europe North Africa and western Asia to study their practices and collect manuscripts, with a special interest in Hebrew manuscripts. His collections were sold to Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, which also holds his personal archives. Among the other works composed by our author are such notable pieces as Jews in Many lands, and History of the Jews of London.