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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 (75)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 46 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 51 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 53 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 42 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 44 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 221 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 160 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 327 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 993 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 156 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2083 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5122 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 112 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 109 views