by Lisa Klug

Israel Museum Opens Women’s Gallery

Twenty-five years after the Israel Museum of Jerusalem brought the Vittorio Veneto Synagogue to its premises, the museum staff has finally utilized the previously closed women’s gallery to house its first permanent exhibit of women’s Judaica. Officially opened in April of this year, “A Woman of Valor” features ceremonial objects, books, manuscripts, textiles and paintings. The collection reflects the role of the women in Judaism: their contributions to communal life, women’s literature and personal religious duties.

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