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Key works

Discover the richness of the mahJ’s collection through a selection of major works, representative of the diversity of artistic expressions related to Jewish history and culture.

Books and manuscripts

Romeyn de Hooghe (illustrations; Amsterdam, 1645 – Haarlem, 1708)

Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel, 1631; engravings incorporated after 1712

Festivals and ceremonies, Synagogue*

Late 18th-early 19th century

Daily life, Festivals and ceremonies

Spain, 1319

Contemporary art, Festivals and ceremonies

Michel Nedjar (born 1947, Soisy-sous-Montmorency)

Paris, 2005

Festivals and ceremonies, Books and manuscripts

Attributed to Shalom Italia (Mantua, circa 1619 – Amsterdam, circa 1655)

Amsterdam, circa 1641

Festivals and ceremonies

France, before 1394

Books and manuscripts

Moshe ben Nahman, known as Nachmanides (1194-1270)
Lisbon, 1489

Festivals and ceremonies

Austria or southern Germany, mid 19th century

Festivals and ceremonies

Diadem (taj), ear ornaments (khoras amara), bird medallion (serdokh), fibulas (tizerzaï)

Fez, Tangiers, Tétouan, late 18th – early 19th century

Books and manuscripts

Sefer Raziel HaMalakh (Book of Raziel the Angel)

Amsterdam, Abraham Mendes Coutinho, 1701