Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.
The Bible is a constant in Jewish life, in all the varied forms it has taken around the world and across history. Biblical texts stand at the center of the Jewish experience—Jews keep biblical time, cultivate biblical bodies, and build and imagine biblical spaces.
Living by The Bookbrings together scrolls, ritual objects, clothing, furniture, and tourist memorabilia from The Magnes Collection that express culture in biblical terms with remarkable diversity and creativity, showcasing the ways text can serve as an archive of possibilities and a powerful platform for shaping everyday life..
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator
Daniel Fisher, Doctoral Candidate in Near Eastern Studies and Magnes Graduate Fellow (2014-2015)