Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley


Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley

September 20 - December 13 - 2013

The Magnes Collection Of Jewish Art And Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 93710

Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley unveils the extensive holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life documenting the history of the Jewish community in Kerala, South India. The exhibition includes over one hundred individual items, many of which were never catalogued before. Thanks to a dynamic collecting campaign in the 1960s and 70s, The Magnes has become one of the world's most extensive repositories of materials about the Jews of Southern India, taking on an important role in the preservation of their culture alongside the historic Jewish sites in Kerala, as well as national and private collections in Israel, where most of the Kerala Jews settled after the founding of the State in 1948. The Magnes Collection includes hundreds of ritual objects, textiles, photographs, archival records, Hebrew books, and manuscripts, including liturgical texts, illustrated ketubbot (Jewish marriage contracts) and amulets, in Hebrew, Aramaic, Malayalam, Judeo-Spanish, and English.

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