The Description of the Journey of Abraham Levi

Wednesday, 30/12/2020
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Description of the journey of Avraham Levy 1723-1719

‘A description of the journey of Avraham Levy 1723-1719’ is a unique document of a Jewish ‘backpacker’ who traveled throughout Europe. The fascinating description of the journey has been preserved in Yiddish in a manuscript from 1764. Avraham Levy describes his experiences, sites he saw, events in which he was present and details of life in the Jewish communities he visited.

Editing and translation from Western Yiddish into Hebrew: Elhanan Tal

Participants: Dr. Oded Cohen, Dr. Osnat Sharon-Pinto and Dr. Oren Cohen-Roman

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