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The subject of this portrait was the first Jew to graduate from Yale University.

Sigmund Waterman (1819-1899) was born in Bruck near Erlangen, in Bavaria, Germany. He studied in the University of Erlangen before emigrating in 1840 to America, where he settled in New Haven.

The Torah Pointer has a pendant rocaille cartouche that bears the town hallmark, Frankfurt/Main, and the initials of the silversmith Rotger Herfurth (1722-1776).

These cups are engraved with the monograms "LC" and "MP", for Lore Cohn and Max Pagener. The LC cup was used by Eleanor (Lore) Cohn for Shabbat and holidays.

The Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg fur die besetzten Gebiete (Reichsleiter Rosenberg Taskforce for the Occupied Territories) was a Nazi organization established in 1940 for the purpose of seizi

High relief image of the head of an aged, bearded man. A prayer shawl covers the top of his head. The cast is painted brown to imitate bronze.

In this print, Hebrew text is arranged to create an image of King Solomon and Queen Sheba.

The art of micrography is a Jewish art form which developed from the masoretic texts.

Ceremonial laver with lions head spout (spout appears to be a later addition). Associated deep basin has flaring rim surmounted by s-scroll handles and arched back bearing engraved inscription.

Two silver bands with incised floral design at end and inscription on center band.

Star-shaped hanging lamps like this one were traditionally used in Jewish homes on Sabbath eve.

During the Middle Ages many rooms in houses and castles all over Europe were illuminated by star-shaped hanging oil lamps.

This pewter Levitical pitcher was used to wash the hands of the kohen (priest) in preparation for the priestly benediction of the congregation

This is perhaps the only ritual object remaining from a synagogue built in 1887 in Gemünden-am-Main in Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany, where an organized congregation was established in the 1870s.