ANU – Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv is honored to exclusively present in Israel Codex Sassoon: the earliest, most complete Hebrew Bible in a special,

weeklong exhibition prior to its scheduled auction at Sotheby’s New York on 16 May.


While scholars have recognized Codex Sassoon for its importance for generations, it has remained virtually out of public view for centuries, making the exhibition at ANU-Museum of the Jewish People

an exceptionally rare opportunity to view this historically important artifact in person.

On view from 23 – 29 March, admission is free and open to the public.


Composed of 24 books divided into three parts—the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Writings—the Hebrew Bible makes the up the foundation for Judaism as well as the other Abrahamic faiths:

Christianity, in which these texts are referred to as the Old Testament, and are incorporated into the biblical canon by the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant sects, among others; as well as Islam, which also holds the stories of the Hebrew Bible in special regard, with many of them included in the Qur’an and other significant works of Islamic literature.



Located in a city rightfully celebrated as an icon of modernization, ANU — Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv offers an authentic, inclusive and inspiring global Jewish experience for each and every visitor.

The museum utilizes cutting-edge design and technology to showcase a vision of Jewish life that is diverse, accessible and engaging, connecting visitors with a personal sense of their identity, roots and connectedness.


About ANU – Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv

ANU – Museum of the Jewish People is more than a Museum. This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people. It connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity. The Museum of the Jewish People conveys to the world the fascinating narrative of the Jewish people and the essence of the Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed while presenting the contribution of world Jewry to humanity. It operates on-site with 77,000 sq ft of exhibitions space, online thru virtual tour and programs and all over the world offering educational engaging curricula. For more info please click here.