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Rescued from Fire: A Rare Remnant of the Aleppo Codex
Special ExhibitMay 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.