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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) 175 views

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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 196 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 169 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 229 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 137 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 226 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 248 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 338 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1074 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 173 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 164 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2363 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5150 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 114 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 115 views