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15th-century inscription from the entrance of the Etz Hayyim synagogue in Hania, Crete. Inscription reads: ‘This is the gate οf the Lord: into which the righteous shall enter [Psalm 118: 20]. Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in [Isaiah 26: 2]’. Photograph by Nicholas de Lange.

  • Mapping the Jewish communities of the Byzantine Empire
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