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An Expert's View On The Steinhardt Auction

Judaica collector Jonathan Greenstein discusses the record-setting $8.5 million Steinhardt auction at Sotheby's with The Jewish Week's Heather Robinson, and shows some of the treasures he acquired.

Israel Museum And The Met Acquire Prized Mishneh Torah From Steinhardt

04/29/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent

Just before the Sotheby’s auction of Michael and Judy Steinhardt’s collection of Judaica began this morning, Sotheby’s announced that the highlight of the collection, the illuminated Mishneh Torah, was acquired jointly by The Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Metropolitan Museum of Art here. This is the first significant collaboration between the two institutions.

A page from Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, from Northern Italy in the 15th century. Courtesy Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s Auctions Mega-Philanthropist’s Judaica Trove

Michael Steinhardt’s $11 million collection is the biggest sale of its kind in more than half a century.

04/17/2013
Special Correspondent

In the largest sale of a single owner’s Judaica collection in more than 50 years, Sotheby’s New York is offering “A Treasured Legacy: The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection” at auction on April 29.

A German parcel-gilt silver spice tower is one of 386 items to be auctioned. Photo courtesy Sotheby’s
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