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Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley

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Curator

Francesco Spagnolo.

Imprint

Berkeley, Calif., USA, 2013. Booklet, 32 pp., illustrations: 15 col., 28 × 10.7 cm. English.

Location

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (10 September–13 December 2013)

Description

The history of Kerala Jewry, presented through objects from the Museum’s extraordinary collection of materials related to the Jews of Southern India. Introductory essay by Barbara C. Johnson on Kerala Jews, from their origins and highly-integrated life in India to their voluntary resettlement in Israel in the 1950’s onward. Detailed descriptive entries. Circa 100 items.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTSCOSTUMEERETZ ISRAELINDIAKERALAPHOTOGRAPHS

minor keywords

AmuletsGames/ToysHanukkah lampsHistorical documentsHistorical photographsKetubbotMezuzah casesPrayers for the sovereignPrinted booksScrolls of Esther, casesShabbat lampsSynagogue lampsSynagogues, IndiaTorah (scroll)Torah ArksWedding rings

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