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 Hebrew Bible and the Everyday Power of Text | Case Study No. 6

A new exhibition exploring art, material culture, and religious texts
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
Location: 
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 (84.1.1.37)
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 26, 2015

Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals

Case Study No. 5
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On view: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, June 26, 2015

A new exhibition exploring eating, identity and activism in Jewish life and beyond. 

Literary Minds. Soviet Jewish Writers portrayed by Matvey Vaisberg

Matvey Vaisberg Peretz Markish
On view: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

In 2014, The Magnes acquired twelve works by the New York Times-featured Ukrainian artist, Matvey Vaisberg, including the portraits of eight Russian Jewish authors. 

Saved by The Bay: The Intellectual Migration from Fascist Europe to UC Berkeley

On view: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

During the Spring Semester 2013, faculty, curators and students interviewed current and Emeriti UC Berkeley faculty, and researched the University Archives of The Bancroft Library.