Inquiry 01

Alphonse Levy’s Scenes of Jewish Life includes 21 picture-plates presenting different episodes from Jewish family life in Alsace, France.

Yocheved Bat-Miriam (1901-1980) was a Russian-Israeli poet.

Kamea and Kofya are amulets from Salonica, Greece. The amulets were meant to be worn in women’ braids or chignon. The common embroidery motifs were ties, branches or eyes. 

Adolf Muhlmann’s love letter was written in musical score for his future wife.

The Omer Calendar serves to count the days from Passover, which commemorates the Exodus, to Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah.

The Wedding Ring has a wide band of heavily textured silver with a twisted rope design, individual letters in Hebrew spell “Mazel tov” (Congratulations).

This charming painted wooden ark was created in the Erzgebirge region of Germany, an area famous for its carved wooden toys.

Noah’s arks were a common toy of the late 19th century and were especially used by Christian children for Sabbath play on Sundays.