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How this pristine 15th-century Hebrew Bible survived the Inquisition

The 15th-century Abravanel Hebrew Bible at Portugal's Coimbra University (Cnaan Liphshiz)

COIMBRA, Portugal (JTA) — From its mountaintop perch, the University of Coimbra towers majestically over the downtown square that used to be the regional headquarters of the Portuguese Inquisition. It’s a fitting location for the 737-year-old university, the seventh oldest in the world, which outsmarted and outlived the campaign… Read more »