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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday

In conjunction with the exhibition Lisbon's Hebrew Bible: Medieval Jewish Art in Context (on view November 22, 2011, through January 16, 2012), David Kraemer, the Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary, presents this lecture celebrating a masterwork of Hebrew manuscript illumination and discusses the vital importance of Hanukkah in the Jewish tradition.

Recorded on December 21, 2011

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
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Empathy through Mimicry
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The Hidden Body Speaks
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Four Hands, Many Meanings
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Everyday Angels
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Framed by the Body
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Falconry at The Cloisters
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The Cloisters: Part Two
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The Cloisters: Part One
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The Cloisters: Part Three
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The Cloisters: Part Four
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Hunt of the Unicorn
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Red Monastery
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Stones of Medieval Italy
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