Postcard Collection

The holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life include approximately four thousand postcards dating from the l

Greeting Card: "Le-shanah tovah. A Happy New Year!" from the Postcard Collection (acc. no. 92.34.3)

Wimpel (Torah Binder) Collection

A "Torah binder" is a Jewish ceremonial textile used to keep a Torah (Hebrew Bible) scroll closed tightly when it is no

Gallery Selection
Image Gallery: 

Lavater and Lessing Visit Moses Mendelssohn (1856), by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882)

The painting by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882), portraying an imagined meeting among scholars Mo

Lavater and Lessing Visit Moses Mendelssohn (1856), by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882)
Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882)
Size: 
28" x 23.5"
Collection #: 
75.18
Dates: 
1856
Place of Creation/Publication: 
Spandauerstraße, Berlin (Germany)
Location: 

Personal and Family Rituals

Objects documenting the sphere of personal and family rituals in the global Jewish diaspora constitute a prominent aspect of the museum holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and

Social Interactions

Many objects in The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life document the social interactions among Jewish and host communities throughout Central and South-East Asia, the Middle East, North Afri

Synagogue and Communal Life

Since its inception, The Magnes Collection has focused on documenting the public sphere of Jewish ritual.