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  • Tags: Jewels of the Collection

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/ND533_B514_A45-1960-62_Psaumes-01.jpg
During the Nazi occupation of Paris, the artist Benn was sheltered by various Christian families. While in hiding, he made simple line drawings of biblical verses until he was captured and interred in the Beanne le Rolande camp. After the war, he…

BM674_633_R68-1966-Haggadah_for_Passover-02_trans.jpg
Artist Ben Shahn was part of the Social Realism movement originating around 1930. It was during this period that he created many of the originals for the Hagadah shel Pesah, drawing on the movement’s themes of defense of the innocent, the…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/BM675_P4_J4_v1-Birds_Head_Haggada.jpg
The Bird’s Head manuscript, the earliest surviving illustrated Ashkenazi Haggada, is named for the figures drawn with birds' heads on human forms. These composite creatures are most probably griffins. Many scholars believe the use of imaginary…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/CJ5793_J4_J82-1969-Medallic_History_of_the_Jewish_People-01.jpg
This set of 120 medals commemorates people and events in Jewish history. Themes depicted in the engravings include Jewish belief, creativity, history, and religious life. The last coins in the set deal with the return to Israel. Nahum N. Glatzer…
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