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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 (78)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 284 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 202 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 305 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 163 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 273 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 263 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 172 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 180 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 345 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1157 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2578 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5177 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) 119 views