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Ruaḥ nakhon.
Manuscript in Hebrew on paper.
Germany, ca. 18th century.
MS X893 R66
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

This is an autograph copy of Samuel Aaron Romanelli's Ruaḥ Nakhon, a philosophical treatise about the existence of God.  Romanelli was a Hebrew poet who traveled throughout Europe and Morocco.  On the page shown here, he wrote a poem for David Friedlaender, one of the founders of Reform Judaism.










Ruah nakhon: Title page verso


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