JBuzz Features June 1, 2020: The Museum of the Bible is winning over some of its biggest critics: Jewish scholars

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The Museum of the Bible is winning over some of its biggest critics: Jewish scholars
Source: Washington Post, 6-1-20 

A closeup of a page from the Washington Pentateuch, a medieval Hebrew manuscript that was on display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. (Photo by Menachem Wecker for The Washington Post)

JBuzz Musings October 12, 2014: Bible Lands Museum oldest siddur on display despite mystery surrounding the book

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Bible Lands Museum oldest siddur on display despite mystery surrounding the book

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Until Oct. 18, 2014, the public can have the opportunity to view what is being touted as the oldest known surviving siddur, Jewish prayer book. This 9th century medieval manuscript is currently on display at the Bible…READ MORE

JBuzz News September 19, 2014: Oldest Jewish Prayer Book on Display for the First Time at Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

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Oldest Jewish Prayer Book on Display for the First Time

Source: PMO, 9-18-14
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Photo by Haim Zah, GPO

Prime Minister Netanyahu upon receiving the prayer book: “It is a connection between our past and present and that is something of great value.”…READ MORE

JBuzz News June 21, 2014: Jewish Museum Berlin appoints non-Jewish Peter Schafer as new director

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Jewish Museum Berlin appoints new director

Source: The Times of Israel, 6-21-14

Peter Schafer, a German academic who had previously led Princeton University’s Judaic studies program, will take the reins of the Jewish Museum Berlin as of September 1, according to an announcement made Friday….READ MORE

JBuzz Musings November 24, 2013: Rare 18th century illuminated Haggadah sold at auction

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Rare 18th century illuminated Haggadah sold at auction

By Bonnie K. Goodman

A rare illustrated manuscript, a Passover Haggadah dated from 1726, named the Manchester Haggadah, because of the location where it was found, was sold on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Adam Partridge Auction House in Macclesfield in their Cheshire Saleroom…READ MORE

JBuzz News June 19, 2013: Giovanni Palatucci: Italian Praised for Saving Jews Is Now Seen as Nazi Collaborator

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Italian Praised for Saving Jews Is Now Seen as Nazi Collaborator

Source: NYT, 6-19-13

Information about Giovanni Palatucci, celebrated for saving Jews, is being removed from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in light of evidence that the tales may be untrue….READ MORE

 

JBuzz News June 13, 2013: Exhibition at Auschwitz-Birkenau Honors Children of Holocaust

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Exhibition at Auschwitz-Birkenau Honors Children of Holocaust

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel found the name of Judith, the twin sister of his father-in-law, among the Book of Names exhibit at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Thursday.

Source: NYT, 6-13-13

A multimedia exhibition that tries to push visitors beyond their knowledge of the facts of the Nazis’ Final Solution was dedicated on Thursday….READ MORE

JBuzz News May 27, 2013: London family robbed of $30,000 in Judaica while sleeping

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London family robbed of $30,000 in Judaica while sleeping

Source: JTA, 5-27-13

Judaica artifacts worth approximately $30,000 were stolen from a Jewish family in northern London….READ MORE

JBuzz News April 29, 2013: Israel Museum & the Metropolitan Museum of Art buy Maimonides medieval Jewish manuscript

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Museums buy Steinhardts’ medieval Jewish manuscript

Source: JTA, 4-29-13

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York jointly bought a medieval religious text by Rabbi Moshe Maimonides….READ MORE

JBuzz News April 25, 2013: First look inside luminous Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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First look inside luminous Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Source: Jweekly.com, 4-25-13

“This was a world in color,” said Jewish studies professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, speaking of the 1,000-year Jewish presence in Poland, “and not the black and white we know from photographs.” She made her point last week in Warsaw….READ MORE