In Conversation: Mi Polin

    Mi Polin, founded by Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar in 2014, is a contemporary Judaica design studio, the first of its kind in Poland since the end of World War II. Now available in the Jewish Museum Shop, Mi Polin’s Mezuzah From This Home is a series of bronze mezuzahs cast from imprints left [...]

Repetition and Difference: 10 Not-to-be-Missed Highlights

Repetition and Difference brings together contemporary art made in multiples or series and hundreds of objects from the Museum’s Judaica and antiquities collections. The exhibition examines how differences and derivations can reveal significant meaning and, through this stunning installation, illuminates the artistry of the Judaica. Here are ten exhibition highlights to guide your visit: 1.   [...]

A Hanukkah Lamp Chosen for This Year’s Festival of Lights

The profusion of flowers on this Hanukkah lamp takes inspiration from both biblical and Eastern European sources. On the arms are blossoms and buds referring to those on the first menorah built for the Tabernacle in the wilderness, as described in Exodus 25: “And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold. . . . [...]