Eden Zion Utopia. Zur Geschichte der Zukunft im Judentum

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Translated title Eden Zion Utopia. On the History of the Future of Judaism
Editor & Curator

Werner Hanak.


Gross Family Collection.


Vienna, Austria, 1999. 200 pp., illustrations: 52 col., 19 b&w, 28 × 22 cm. German.




Jüdisches Museum Wien (24 November 1999–20 February 2000)


Jewish aspirations for the future, and how they have been envisioned throughout history. Essays on the Arab-Israeli conflict (David Grossman, written in 1993), contemporary American-Jewish artists and tradition (Marcia Reines Josephy), and Messianism (Kurt Schubert). Exhibits were presented in 6 categories, including the calendrical cycle, life and death, utopia and makom, prophets, and messiahs and messianism, each with numerous sub-topics. Detailed descriptive entries. 45 items.

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AmuletsArchaeological findsBags of earth from the Holy LandCalendarsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, CorfuHevra Kadisha illuminated manuscriptsHevra Kadisha utensilsHistorical photographsMatzah covers/bagsNatan of GazaOssuaries/SarcophagiPainters, JewishPesach platesPrints, biblical imagesPrints, Jewish figuresSalom ItaliaSepphoris (Tzippori)Shabbetai TsviShana Tova greeting cardsSynagogues, ancient, Eretz IsraelTorah Ark curtainsTorah bindersVideo installations

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet, 6 pp., 5 col., 2 b&w illus., 21 × 9.8 cm; Invitation to exhibition opening, 2 col. illus., 21 × 9.8 cm; Promotional card for the exhibition “Das Mosaik der Synagoge von Sepphoris” [#1593], shown in the museum at the same time as the current exhibition, 2 pp., 1 col. illus., 21 × 9.8 cm. German and English

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