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PopUp Exhibition | Rachel Biale on Sex, Furniture, and Jewish Tradition

Feb 17, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am


Rachel Biale, born and raised in Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in Israel, is an author, clinical social worker, community organizer and educator, and parenting consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her books include Women and Jewish Law (Schocken, 1984), and three illustrated children’s books. Her current project, Lost and Found, is a historical novel based on the true story of a Viennese Jewish family arriving in Palestine in 1940 as illegal immigrants. Her presentation will focus on how furniture (literal and metaphoric) is featured prominently in Talmudic texts about sex and love, and will be accompanied by original items in The Magnes Collection.

About the PopUp Exhibition Series

Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and take part in an exciting learning program, free and open to the public. Close-up view of collections included.

The Magnes Auditorium
2121 Allston Way, Wednesdays Noon-1 pm
Presentation begins promptly at 12:15 pm


February 10, 17, 24; March 2, 9, 16, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27

No lectures on March 23rd (Spring Recess) and May 4 (Yom Ha-Shoah)

Check The Magnes calendar and our Facebook page for updates


Feb 17, 2016
4:00 am - 5:00 am
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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