Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its ...
Posted on Wednesday September 09, 2015
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life cordially invites you to an opening reception for Living by The Book The Jewish Bible & the Everyday Power of Text   Wednesday, September ...
Posted on Friday August 28, 2015
Kathleen Maclay's coverage of the exhibition, Living by The Book: The Hebrew Bible and the Everyday Power of Text (Fall 2015). More at http://bit.ly/livebythebook Berkeley News | Living by the ...
Posted on Friday August 28, 2015
Robert Nagler Miller's coverage of the exhibition, Living by The Book: The Hebrew Bible and the Everyday Power of Text (Fall 2015). More at http://bit.ly/livebythebook JWeekly | Ritual objects ...
Posted on Thursday August 06, 2015
Toledo: El Secreto Oculto Dir. Jack Matitiahu, Documentary. Israel, 2008. 90 min. The city of Toledo was famous for its rich cultural and historical heritage; a city in which three major ...
Posted on Thursday August 06, 2015
Saved by Language Dir. Susanna Zaraysky and Bryan Kirschen. Documentary. USA, 2014. 53 min. Saved by Language tells the story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo (born 1930), who ...
Posted on Thursday August 06, 2015
El Gusto Dir. Safinez Bousbia. Documentary, UK, 2011. 88 min. Director Safinez Bousbia discovered the story of an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by war 50 years ago, and ...
Posted on Thursday August 06, 2015
The passionate, gripping, true story of one man’s single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family, their beloved art collection, and to restore their ...
Posted on Thursday June 11, 2015
Join us for the 2015-2016 inaugural PopUp Exhibition, learn about this year’s program, and meet Argentine artist Andres Waissman (Buenos Aires, 1955), who will be interviewed by Buenos Aires ...
Posted on Tuesday May 12, 2015
Erin Faigin is an undergraduate student at Berkeley. She has worked as an Undergraduate Research Apprentice at the Magnes for two years (2014-2015). Thanks to her detailed knowledge of Yiddish she ...
Monday January 26, 2015 to Thursday December 17, 2015
What should we remember, what should we forget, and who decides?  The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age is a new project of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life ...
Wednesday August 26, 2015 to Thursday December 17, 2015
The Book of Jonah is the only prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible read in its entirety in the synagogue. Recited during the Afternoon Service on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Jonah’s story ...
Wednesday October 07, 2015 05:00 AM to Wednesday October 07, 2015 06:00 AM
Noa Bar Gabai is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at UCLA. Her dissertation focuses on “Messianism and Masortiyut: The Poetics of Traditionalism in Mizrahi Hebrew”. In this PopUp ...
Wednesday October 14, 2015 05:00 AM to Wednesday October 14, 2015 06:00 AM
Laurie E. Pearce is a Lecturer in Assyriology at Berkeley. Her areas of speciality include the economic and social history of Mesopotamia in the later part of the first millennium BCE. She studies ...
Wednesday October 21, 2015 05:00 AM to Wednesday October 21, 2015 06:00 AM
Filmmaker Susanna Zaraysky co-directed the film, Saved by Language, which tells the story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo whose knowledge of Ladino helped him survive the ...
Wednesday October 28, 2015 05:00 AM to Wednesday October 28, 2015 06:00 AM
Jon is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Shift (formerly We Are What We Do) , a non-profit that allows a global community of individuals to share historical documents that matter to them. ...
Wednesday November 04, 2015 05:00 AM to Wednesday November 04, 2015 06:00 AM
Mary Elings is the Digital Archivist at The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on the nexus between preserving the past and also making it accessible ...
Wednesday November 18, 2015 05:00 AM to Wednesday November 18, 2015 06:00 AM
Rabbi Yoel Kahn is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. Kahn was ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1985. He received his doctorate through the ...
Wednesday December 02, 2015 05:00 AM to Wednesday December 02, 2015 06:00 AM
Erin Faigin is an undergraduate student at Berkeley. She has worked as an Undergraduate Research Apprentice at the Magnes for two years (2014-2015). Thanks to her detailed knowledge of Yiddish she ...
Wednesday December 09, 2015 05:00 AM to Wednesday December 09, 2015 06:00 AM
Greg Niemeyer is Associate Professor of Art Practice and the Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media (bcnm.berkeley.edu). Born in Switzerland in 1967, he studied photography and classics, ...

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Posted on Friday August 14, 2015
Living by The Book (2015) Exhibition Catalog The Bible stands at the very center of Jewish life, both as text and as a physical object. The Jewish Bible can be seen as a dynamic network of ...
Posted on Friday August 07, 2015
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