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1 jaunte  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 5:27:04pm

Thanks for the link, CL. Beautiful work. For those of us who can't afford the whole book, Facsimile Editions sells some single leaves:
[Link: www.manuscriptleaves.com...]

2 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 5:31:57pm

Please keep in mind that my Hebrew is far from perfect but I thought it was spelled "Halftorah" not "Haftarot." I realize that the Brits may not have a good transliteration. Again this is not a reflection on you CL.

3 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 5:31:59pm

re: #1 jaunte

Oh, wow, thanks for pointing that out. I was so distracted by the beauty of the work on the main page that I didn't even notice that. I have a few leaves from Qur'ans, prayer books, and Persian poetry, etc. and I'd love to have one of these too. Gah, but my budget for this month is already taken. I hope they have some left next month... *sigh*

4 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 5:38:02pm

re: #2 PhillyPretzel

Please keep in mind that my Hebrew is far from perfect but I thought it was spelled "Halftorah" not "Haftarot." I realize that the Brits may not have a good transliteration. Again this is not a reflection on you CL.

Thanks, I'd have no idea if they got something wrong. Wikipedia has a bunch of different spellings, so maybe it is a British thing.

I love to learn something new every day. ;)

5 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 5:41:33pm

re: #4 CuriousLurker
Alouette or LudwigVanQuixote may have a better idea than I do. I too like illuminated manuscripts and I am told that the Book of Kells is beautiful. Unfortunately it is in Ireland and there are no photographs of it.

6 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 5:52:12pm

re: #5 PhillyPretzel

Hopefully, Alouette will come along and see it and comment. If not, I'll ask her next time I see her.

The Book of Kells, oh gosh, yes. I've seen lots of gorgeous leaves from Bibles and the Book of Hours, but the nice ones are soooo expensive. That new St. John's Bible is amazing too! They all make me *swoon*

7 eightyfiv  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 6:33:29pm

re: #2 PhillyPretzel

Haftarot is the plural form.

8 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 6:41:46pm

re: #7 eightyfiv

Haftarot is the plural form.

Did you down-ding PhillyPretzel for having rusty Hebrew??

9 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 6:47:07pm

re: #6 CuriousLurker

Hopefully, Alouette will come along and see it and comment. If not, I'll ask her next time I see her.

The Book of Kells, oh gosh, yes. I've seen lots of gorgeous leaves from Bibles and the Book of Hours, but the nice ones are sooo expensive. That new St. John's Bible is amazing too! They all make me *swoon*

"Haftorah" is the portion from the Prophets that is read after the Torah on Sabbath and holidays.

10 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 6:48:15pm

These manuscripts are awesome!

11 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 6:48:58pm

re: #9 Alouette

"Haftorah" is the portion from the Prophets that is read after the Torah on Sabbath and holidays.

Thanks!

12 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 6:49:17pm

re: #5 PhillyPretzel

Alouette or LudwigVanQuixote may have a better idea than I do. I too like illuminated manuscripts and I am told that the Book of Kells is beautiful. Unfortunately it is in Ireland and there are no photographs of it.

What is all this, then?

13 Aziz Poonawalla  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 6:57:31pm

There is an anime titled The Secret of Kells which retells the mythology and was absolutely enchanting, if you're into that sort of thing. I did a writeup on my geekblog here:

[Link: www.haibane.info...]

it's probably wrong of me to label it "anime" in fact. I'd love to see more animation in this unique style. It's actually on Netflix streaming so if you have an account, I highly recommend it.

BTW CuriousLurker, I was hoping to contact you about a blog-relaed matter but don't have your email - would you drop me an email? apoonawa dash blog at yahoo ...

14 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 7:01:01pm

re: #13 azizhp

There is an anime titled The Secret of Kells which retells the mythology and was absolutely enchanting, if you're into that sort of thing. I did a writeup on my geekblog here:

[Link: www.haibane.info...]

it's probably wrong of me to label it "anime" in fact. I'd love to see more animation in this unique style. It's actually on Netflix streaming so if you have an account, I highly recommend it.

BTW CuriousLurker, I was hoping to contact you about a blog-relaed matter but don't have your email - would you drop me an email? apoonawa dash blog at yahoo ...

I saw "The Secret of Kells" and it is exquisitely done, but probably not appealing to someone who has been ruined by Disney products.

15 Aziz Poonawalla  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 7:27:49pm

re: #14 Alouette

I'm probably about as ruined as they come by Disney :) Just took my girls to Orlando in fact!

There's quite a large space between Disney animation and anime/amerime/eurome (those last two terms were just invented by myself on the spot, thank you very much), and I think enjoyment of them is not zero-sum - its just different, like comparing Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson with 50 First Dates.

16 Alexzander  Wed, Jan 4, 2012 7:53:34pm

re: #13 azizhp

The Secret of Kells is not an anime; it was produced in Belgium, Ireland and France.

17 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Jan 5, 2012 5:13:54pm

re: #12 Alouette
That is neat. I did not know it was there. Thanks. :)


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