Major Judaica collection to be auctioned in NYC

NEW YORK — Philanthropist and former Wall Street money manager Michael Steinhardt began collecting objects of Jewish history and culture three decades ago, eventually amassing a collection of manuscripts, textiles and art worth millions of dollars.

Now, the 72-year-old wants to sell his more than 500-piece collection so others can enjoy it.

Sotheby's will auction the collection in New York on April 29 after also exhibiting it in Moscow and Jerusalem and offering special presentations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil and several European and U.S. cities....

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