Rescued from Fire: A Rare Remnant of the Aleppo Codex

Special Exhibit
May 20, 2012-December 31, 2013

Location: Shrine of the Book

Curator: Adolfo Roitman

Media: Ink on parchment

On the day of the Aleppo pogrom, December 1, 1947, Shmuel Sabag collected a scrap of parchment from the pages of the codex. Placed in his wallet, it served as an amulet until his last day. In 2003 his family donated this precious fragment to the Ben-Zvi Institute, and it is now on display at the Museum.