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From Slavery to Redemption: Crafting Jewish Identity in the Middle Ages

Presented in conjunction with The Rylands Haggadah: Medieval Jewish Art in Context (on view March 27–September 30, 2012), this lecture by Abby Kornfeld, a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, explores the beauty, poignancy, and wit of illuminated Hebrew manuscripts, and examines how art shaped the experience of Jewish ritual in the Middle Ages.

The installation is made possible by The David Berg Foundation.

Collections, Medieval Art and The Cloisters (77)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
(00:01:32) 205 views

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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 272 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 189 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 288 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 154 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 263 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 257 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 342 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1134 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 178 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 168 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2520 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5165 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 115 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 117 views