As Hannukah begins on the same day as Christmas Eve this year (December 24), it seemed like an especially pertinent time to explore one of the many treasures found in the Jewish Museum collection: Sigmund Freud’s sterling silver cigar box.
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins at sundown on December 24. Families all over the world will celebrate by singing traditional songs and enjoying sizzling latkes beside glowing candlelight. Every winter, Hanukkah commemorates the bravery of the Ancient Israelites who defeated their oppressors during the Maccabean Revolt. Candles are lit on the eight […]
The Torah, as the Old Testament is called in Hebrew, is the core narrative of the Jewish faith. Every Sabbath, a portion of the Torah is chanted in the synagogue. It takes a year to complete the entire cycle through the five major portions of the Torah, also called the five books of Moses […]