I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew. Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Case Study No. 7. On the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto (1516–2016)
Ketubbah (Siena, Italy, 1816). Acc. No.
On view: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Friday, December 16, 2016

Stages of Identity

Theater Posters from The Magnes Collection (1903-1994)
Felice Pazner Malkin (b. 1929) Cruelest of All—The King. Habimah (Israel, 1953), 75.236
On view: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016

Larger Than Life: Jonah and the Fish | Maftir Yonah by Mordechai Beck and David Moss

Maftir Yonah (1992), 2007.1.1-10
On view: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - Friday, December 18, 2015

The Book of Jonah is the only prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible read in its entirety in the synagogue.

Living by The Book: The Jewish Bible and the Everyday Power of Text

A new exhibition exploring how objects interpret the Hebrew Bible (Case Study No. 6)
Eugene Abeshaus, Jonah and the Whale in Haifa Port (1978), 94.26.3
On view: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - Friday, June 24, 2016

The Bible is a constant in Jewish life, in all the varied forms it has taken around the world and across history.

PopUp Exhibition | Yiddish on Opposite Sides of the Atlantic

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Dr. Yael Chaver teaches Yiddish language and literature at Berkeley.

The Secret Language of Flowers. Botanical Drawings from Israel, 1949-1950

Lerner, Flower-World of Israel, 1949-1950 (
On view: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015

The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age

Future of Memory: HistoryPin
On view: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Friday, December 18, 2015

What should we remember, what should we forget, and who decides? 

Summer Break | Exhibition Installation

On view: 
Monday, June 30, 2014 - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This summer, the galleries of The Magnes will remain closed from June 30 until August 27.

The Jewish World | A Book Installation

The Jewish World
On view: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, June 24, 2016