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This undated image provided by Sotheby's shows a section of a Torah created in Italy in 1457-1465. The illuminated manuscript, known as the Frankfurt Mishneh Torah, contains text by the Middle Age Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides and carries a pre-sale estimate of $4.5 million to $6 million by Sotheby's in New York where it will be auctioned on April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Sotheby's) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Major Judaica collection to be auctioned in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropist and former Wall Street money manager Michael Steinhardt began collecting objects of Jewish history and culture three decades ago, eventually amassing a trove 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.

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