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.

2015 Taubman Lecture Series

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Date & Time: 
Tuesday April 28, 2015 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair presents

The 2015 Taubman Lectures with Professor Elchanan Reiner

2015 Taubman Lecture Series

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Date & Time: 
Thursday April 23, 2015 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair presents

The 2015 Taubman Lectures with Professor Elchanan Reiner

2015 Taubman Lecture Series

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Date & Time: 
Tuesday April 21, 2015 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair presents

The 2015 Taubman Lectures with Professor Elchanan Reiner

CalDay 2015 | Weekend Open Galleries

Lerner, Flower-World of Israel, 1949-1950 (84.1.1.37)
Date & Time: 
Sunday April 19, 2015 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

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  • CalDay 2015 | Weekend Open Galleries

    Lerner, Flower-World of Israel, 1949-1950 (84.1.1.37)
    Date & Time: 
    Saturday April 18, 2015 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

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  • City of Berkeley 13th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_HaShoah#/media/File:Yom_Hashoah_candle.jpg
    Date & Time: 
    Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Honoring

    Sonia Korn-Grimani
    Distinguished Survivor

    PopUp Exhibition | Tom Laqueur on Museums and the Construction of Narrative

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    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Creating a good exhibition generally depends on the ability of the curator and the museum staff to tell a good story.

    PopUp Exhibition | Filling in the Gaps: Reading the Bible With Commentaries

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    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday April 29, 2015 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    The Mikraot Gedolot are an edition of the Biblical text that juxtaposes the fully vocalized Hebrew text of the Bible with the commentaries of various Jewish exegetes, such as Rabbi Shlomo

    Sarah Benor: "Mensch, Bentsh, and Balagan: Language as a Marker of Jewish Identity"

    Date & Time: 
    Wednesday March 18, 2015 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
    Location: 
    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

    Professor Benor’s upcoming talk describes the range of Jewish American English – from the addition of a few Yiddish words among Jews with weak connections to organized Jewish life to