- Name: manuscriptboy
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Australia, besides its other attributes, has some medieval manuscripts. No Hebrew ones, though, as far as I am aware. There are a few early modern Kabbalistic manuscripts, in a few places, including Melbourne. I once heard a funny story about a manuscript of Shoshan Sodot that was brought over by one of the people who fled Safed after the earthquake (1920s?) and moved to Perth. He gave it to a local monastery, where it languished for decades. A few years ago, someone convinced the monks to let him bring it to Israel, and it is now in the National Library.