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Hebrew Grammar Book of Prague Jewish Community Returns

Hebrew Grammar Book of Prague Jewish Community Returns

The book titled "Mikne Avram - Peculium Abrae" is displayed at the Prague's Jewish Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 03:04 PM

A 16th century Hebrew grammar book that belonged to Prague's Jewish community before World War II has returned to the Czech Republic after it turned up at a New York City auction last year.

Titled "Mikne Avram - Peculium Abrae," the recovered volume is a grammar book published in both Hebrew and Latin in 1523, The Associated Press reported. It was written by Abraham ben Meir de Balmes, an Italian Jew, and published in Italy.

It belonged to the library of Prague's Jewish community before the war, and it is not clear under what circumstances it disappeared.

The book turned up last year at an auction organized by Kestenbaum & Company. Auction house director Daniel Kestenbaum gave it to the Jewish Museum in Prague on Tuesday.

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A 16th century Hebrew grammar book that belonged to Prague's Jewish community before World War II has returned to the Czech Republic after it turned up at a New York City auction last year.
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 03:04 PM
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