Digital Images from the JTS Rare Book Collection

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The library of the Jewish Theological Seminary has been conserving and digitizing materials from its incomparable rare book collection for years. Now, thanks to the state-of-the-art Polonsky Digitization Lab in Memory of Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, JTS has upgraded and enriched its resources substantially. The project increased the library’s digital collection by 50,000 new images from 400 manuscripts, all of which are now viewable online at

“The lab provides the finest of conditions for this labor of love, offering a climate-controlled environment, essential equipment, and dedicated space for both photography and the processing of images,” said Naomi Steinberger, Director of Library Services. “This grant and the lab have radically changed the library’s capacity to provide top-quality digital images of our treasures to the world at large.”