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Five Centuries of Hanukkah Lamps from The Jewish Museum - Braunstein, Susan L. - Yale University Press
  • Apr 11, 2005
    416 p., 9 x 12
    129 color + 497 duotone + 163 halftone illus.
    ISBN: 9780300106237
    Cloth: $125.00 tx
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Five Centuries of Hanukkah Lamps from The Jewish Museum

A Catalogue Raisonné

  • Susan L. Braunstein
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The observance of Hanukkah as a time of freedom and miracles resonates strongly with Jews today as in centuries past, and the Hanukkah lamp is central to the celebratory ritual. The importance of the Hanukkah lamp is reflected in the collection of The Jewish Museum in New York: its 1,022 lamps represent the largest assemblage of Hanukkah lamps in the world. This publication presents the Museum’s unparalleled collection in its entirety. Remarkably expressive and varied, these lamps are a revelation for anyone interested in Jewish culture, history, and the beauty and diversity of these beloved traditional objects.

Susan L. Braunstein is curator of archaeology and Judaica and head of the Judaica Department at The Jewish Museum in New York. She is also adjunct instructor of Jewish art and material culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She is coeditor of Getting Comfortable in New York: The American Jewish Home, 1880–1951 and coauthor of Israel in Antiquity: From David to Herod.

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