Silver

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

These Torah ornaments in modern style are made by a leading Israeli designer

The circular Torah shield (tas) has three angles that converge at the center, and  Hebrew cut-out text at the periphery.

This silver comb was used in the preparation of a corpse for burial

The inscriptions on this comb identify it as belonging to the Burial Society of Mattersdorf (today Mattersburg), one of the so-called seven communities of the Burgenland (West Hungary).

This havdalah set is a classic example of Wolpert's use of Hebrew letters as a design element.

Havdalah, the service in the home at the conclusion of the Sabbath, includes blessings over wine, spices, and a candle.

This handsome circumcision set was made during the heyday of American surgical instrument manufacturing.

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This seder plate is one of a group of objects in the Spertus Institute collection designed and made by Friedrich Adler in the German Art Nouveau style, Jugendstil.

This Seder set was produced by Friedrich Adler, an important member of Germany's artistic avant-garde in the early 20th century.

This spice container was donated by the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, a body tasked with distributing thousands of heirless Jewish objects looted by the Nazis.

During World War II, the Nazis looted religious and cultural artifacts from individuals, museums, libraries, synagogues, churches and other institutions across Europe.

This shrine for the Torah, said to be the work of 100 students, is a shining example of Bezalel School craftsmanship and a centerpiece of Spertus Institute’s collection.

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For centuries, silversmithing in Yemen was a Jewish-dominated craft. Yemeni-Jewish craftsmen created beautiful silver pieces characterized by elaborate granulation and filigree decoration, for Muslim and Jewish clients alike.

The Spertus Institute collection contains many examples of delicate silver jewelry and

This finely wrought Hanukkah lamp was produced by a master silversmith for a patriotic Jewish consumer.

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