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    Reinventing Ritual Torah Antiquities Books Ephemera Ceremonial Art Coins and Medals Decorative Arts Installations and Media Paintings Photographs Sculpture Works on Paper Search by Artist Name A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Title Artist Maker Medium Chronology Chronology Option 1 Chronology Option 2 Chronology Option 3 Geography Place Made Collection Area Collection Area Option 1 Collection Area Option 2 Collection Area Option 3 Accession Number Show Only Works On View Show Only Works With Images Go Search 2 800 of 25 000 Collection objects Marriage Growing up to marry is one of three blessings bestowed upon Jewish newborns Marriage serves as an occasion of great joy and celebration not only for the bride and groom but for their entire community Numerous Jewish rites and ritual objects are associated with the marriage ceremony These include the ring or other object of monetary value that the bride accepts to signify that she agrees to the marriage the marriage contract ketubbah which the groom transmits to the bride to specify his obligations to her and marriage canopy huppah under which the ceremony itself takes place Many of the ritual items associated with weddings are universal to Jews around the world though the specific designs of marriage contracts marriage canopies huppahs and other ceremonial objects reflect the cultures and geographies of the bride and groom Showing 12 results Date made new old Date made old new Artist Maker A Z Artist Maker Z A Tamar de Vries Winter Israeli b 1946 Marriage Cups Learn More Mila Tanya Griebel British b

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    art and Jewish culture through nearly 30 000 important objects spanning fine and folk art Judaica antiquities and broadcast media About the Collection Provenance Research Collection Artists Highlights Themes Collection Area Recent Acquisitions Search Collection Advanced Search Feminism Food and Drink Hanukkah Holocaust Jewish New Year Marriage Passover Purim Reinventing Ritual Torah Antiquities Books Ephemera Ceremonial Art Coins and Medals Decorative Arts Installations and Media Paintings Photographs Sculpture Works on Paper Search by Artist Name A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Title Artist Maker Medium Chronology Chronology Option 1 Chronology Option 2 Chronology Option 3 Geography Place Made Collection Area Collection Area Option 1 Collection Area Option 2 Collection Area Option 3 Accession Number Show Only Works On View Show Only Works With Images Go Search 2 800 of 25 000 Collection objects Reinventing Ritual Contemporary artists around the world are exploring Judaism as a vital multicultural and contradictory force They seek common values and authentic experiences to render Jewish practices open and inclusive The process of reinventing ritual is defined by the urge to strip rituals down to their essentials and reconceive them to speak to contemporary issues creating everything from a comix version of the Book of Esther to video prayer garments to an environmentalist synagogue building In these works the dominant style is hybrid in nature a result of the remixing of ritual and everyday life Showing 5 results Date made new old Date made old new Artist Maker A Z Artist Maker Z A Karim Rashid American b Egypt 1960 Hanukkah Lamp

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    Purim Reinventing Ritual Torah Antiquities Books Ephemera Ceremonial Art Coins and Medals Decorative Arts Installations and Media Paintings Photographs Sculpture Works on Paper Search by Artist Name A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Title Artist Maker Medium Chronology Chronology Option 1 Chronology Option 2 Chronology Option 3 Geography Place Made Collection Area Collection Area Option 1 Collection Area Option 2 Collection Area Option 3 Accession Number Show Only Works On View Show Only Works With Images Go Search 2 800 of 25 000 Collection objects Torah The centrality of the Torah the first five books of the Hebrew Bible to Jewish life is manifested not only in its theological and legal importance to Jews worldwide but also in the care given to the physical Torah scroll A wide variety of ritual objects have been created for its ornamentation and protection In addition to objects such as crowns finials and shields which decorate the Torah and Torah mantles which both adorn and protect the scroll the Torah is also given a central place of honor in the synagogue it is kept in an ark often aesthetically designed and augmented with curtains The ark and curtains not only beautify the environment in which the scroll is kept but also shield the scrolls and separate them from the less holy space outside the ark All of these objects represent a deep reverence within Jewish communities for the sanctity and importance of the central text of their religion as well as a lively interaction with art historical forms of different

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    Foundation support are crucial to furthering the Jewish Museum s mission to collect preserve exhibit and interpret art and Jewish culture View All Memberships Shop Open today from 11 am 5 45 pm See what s on today Search The Collection Explore the intersection of 4 000 years of art and Jewish culture through nearly 30 000 important objects spanning fine and folk art Judaica antiquities and broadcast media About the Collection Provenance Research Collection Artists Highlights Themes Collection Area Recent Acquisitions Search Collection Advanced Search Feminism Food and Drink Hanukkah Holocaust Jewish New Year Marriage Passover Purim Reinventing Ritual Torah Antiquities Books Ephemera Ceremonial Art Coins and Medals Decorative Arts Installations and Media Paintings Photographs Sculpture Works on Paper Search by Artist Name A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Berkowicz Michael Title Artist Maker Medium Chronology Chronology Option 1 Chronology Option 2 Chronology Option 3 Geography Place Made Collection Area Collection Area Option 1 Collection Area Option 2 Collection Area Option 3 Accession Number Show Only Works On View Show Only Works With Images Go Search 2 800 of 25 000 Collection objects Antiquities Showing 78 results Date made new old Date made old new Artist Maker A Z Artist Maker Z A Mosaic Floor Fragment Mosaic Floor Fragment from a Synagogue or Church Learn More Burial Plaque Learn More Burial Inscription Learn More Amulet Learn More Stamp Seal Learn More Lamp Learn More Cup Learn More Burial Plaque Learn More Burial Plaque Learn More Burial Plaque Learn More Sarcophagus Fragment Learn More Bottle Learn More Load

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