Tangled by the Torah

The World Digital Library tweeted a link to a gorgeous 14th century Mishneh Torah, a book of Jewish law written by Moses ben Maimon, better known as Maimonedes. In flipping through it and looking at the pictures (since my Hebrew is nonexistent) I ran across this charming piece. A poor flamingo (?) seems to have tied itself up in knots trying to sort out the finer points of law.

Mishneh Torah


One comment on “Tangled by the Torah

  1. Stefanie says:

    Oh so beautiful! My husband’s Hebrew is no longer up to snuff. He can figure out a prayer or two from his bar mitzah torah but that’s about it so he wouldn’t be able to figure out what is up with the bird.

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