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

Fri, Dec 04, 2020 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Zoom Event

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. 

Register for this free online program here (free or licensed Zoom account required).

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,


This program was made possible in partnership with UC Berkeley College of Letters & Science, Division of Arts & Humanities as part of the Arts & Ideas Live Online! series.

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