Save

Seasons of the Human Spirit: Patterns and Passages of Jewish Life

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(202 words)

Curator

Rita Rosen Poley.

Sponsor

Joseph Levine & Son.

Imprint

Elkins Park, Pa., USA, 1999. Booklet, 23 pp., no illustrations, 27.8 × 21.5 cm. English.

Location

Temple Judea Museum of Keneseth Israel (26 September 1999–7 January 2000)

Description

Ceremonial and folk objects used for the celebration of Jewish life cycle events. These objects, drawn from the Museum’s collection of some 800 treasures, were supplemented by original contemporary artworks, and family photographs. Exhibits described and displayed according to life cycle events: Marriage, Birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, The Torah and Education, and Death. No itemized listing.

Description

This exhibition was drawn from the 1979 exhibition “Rites of Passage” [#542]. The exhibitions shared only one object in common: an 18th-century Eastern European wedding cane that contains poles to uphold the chuppah (from the Obermayer Collection). The cane is now housed in the Rodeph Shalom Congregation, Philadelphia, USA.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTSJEWISH ART, CONTEMPORARY/MODERNPHOTOGRAPHS

minor keywords

AmuletsBags of earth from the Holy LandBook bindingsChuppahCircumcision implements/objectsElijah’s chairElijah’s chair, coversHand-washing vesselsHistorical documentsKetubbotTorah bindersTzedakah boxes/containersWedding cupsWedding gifts (sivlonot)Wedding rings, medievalYadYahrzeit calendars

Catalog of Catalogs Online

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 6 6 4
PDF Views & Downloads 0 0 0