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  • The oldest still functioning Jewish library in the world.

  • Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure grounds. Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh.

    — Judah Ibn Tibbon
  • Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have laboured hard for.

    — Socrates
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