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Jewish Magic: Folklore and Fantasy

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

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Curator

Marcia Reines Josephy.

Imprint

San Francisco, Calif., USA, 2008. Booklet, 10 pp., cover illustrations only, 28 × 21.7 cm. English.

Location

Eugene & Elinor Friend Center for the Arts, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (September–31 December 2008)

Description

The history of Jewish magic and its resurgence in modern times. Introduction by Marcia Reines Josephy. Older material exhibited in six thematic display cases, each with detailed explanatory text: The Hebrew alphabet, Hamsa (the Hand), The Evil Eye, Amulets, Rites of Tradition and New Rituals (2 cases), and Zodiac and Calendar. Works by 13 contemporary Jewish artists supplement these historical items. Biographical sketches and statements for each artist. No itemized listing.

main keywords

AMULETSCEREMONIAL OBJECTS, CONTEMPORARY/MODERNHAMSASMAGICZODIAC SIGNS

minor keywords

Jewish artists

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