Menasseh ben Israel imprint

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Menasseh ben Israel, rabbi, scholar, philosopher, diplomat and Hebrew printer, 1604-1657

Born in 1604, Menasseh ben Israel bridged the Jewish and the Christian worlds: he was a rabbi, a scholar and a publisher, authoring and printing works in Latin, Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew, collaborating with Rembrandt, who etched his portrait.

This resource was curated by Dr Eva Frojmovic, lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, and director of the Centre for Jewish Studies.