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Birth Certificates in Cloth: Ritual Textiles for the Jewish Life Cycle

Dec 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

From our series, “Zooming In: Weekly Curatorial Conversations from The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.”

Each week, Curators Francesco Spagnolo and Shir Kochavi present insights and connections emerging from the holdings of UC Berkeley’s Magnes Collection, one of the largest Jewish museum collections in the world. Throughout the series, guests will join them to explore Jewish art and life, one object at a time.

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View the weekly schedule for the entire series.

Wimpel (Binder for Torah scrolls made from Circumcision cloth) for a child named Menachem,
son of Matityahu, known as Emanuel Gans, born of Saturday, the second of Av [5]627 (Augus 3rd, 1867)

Herlinghausen, Germany, 1867
Pigment and ink on linen
Judah. L. Magnes Museum purchase, Siegfried S. Strauss collection,


Dec 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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