‮ארון הבגדים היהודי. מאוסף מוזיאון ישראל, ירושלים‬‎

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Translated title The Jewish Wardrobe. From the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Daisy Raccah Djivre.


Esther Juhasz.


Efrat Assaf-Shapira.


Jerusalem, Israel, 2014. 368 pp., illustrations: 183 col., 71 b&w, 28.8 × 24.8 cm. Hebrew.




Israel Museum (11 March 2014–7 March 2015)


A book issued in conjunction with the exhibition “Jewish Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe” on the fashion, history, and development of Jewish dress—particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Numerous essays on topics such as Jewish dress and the environment, Halachah and tradition, men’s head coverings, women’s hair coverings, belts and sashes (dividing the body’s upper and lower regions), women’s pants (for modesty), clothes for life cycle events, jewelry worn by brides and grooms, etc. Specific garments were juxtaposed with historical photographs from the Museum’s archives, showing how these articles of dress were originally worn. 66 items listed and discussed in detail.


The exhibition was presented in five sections: Through the Veil, Exposing the Unseen, Fusion in Dress, Little Women and Little Men, and Clothing that Remembers.

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minor keywords

AmuletsBrusttichlCircumcision garmentsGold embroideryHead coverings, bridalHistorical photographsRabbis, garmentsSchpanyer arbetSterntichlTalitTalit neckbandTorah Ark curtainsTorah bindersYom Kippur belt buckles

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet, 12 pp., 12 col. illus., 10 × 15 cm; Exhibition family workbook, with colored drawings and explanations of various garments, booklet, 16 pp.; Invitation to exhibition opening, single card, 1 col. illus., 20 × 13 cm; Israel Museum Bulletin, April–June 2014, exhibition listed on p. 5.

Other edition

Juhasz, Esther and Noam Bar’am-Ben Yossef, Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper, Alia Ben-Ami, The Jewish Wardrobe. From the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 2012.

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