Russian-Muslim billionaire funds digitizing of Jewish manuscripts - www.jewishaz.com: Religious Life

Russian-Muslim billionaire funds digitizing of Jewish manuscripts

JNS.org | Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:18 am

A Russian-Muslim billionaire is funding an Israeli project that will digitize Jewish manuscripts that were seized by the Soviet Union a century ago and are held in the Russian State Library.

The Russian State Library and National Library of Israel have announced their joint effort to digitize more than 2,000 manuscripts that are part of so-called Günzburg Collection, amid the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution.

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