This collection theme highlights the festivals and events that take place regularly throughout the Jewish Year. Festivals such as Chanukah, Rosh Hashana and the weekly observance of Shabbat are represented by the objects used in their associated rituals. These items are used within specific practices that occur weekly and annually to mark important holy days. Such objects may be used within the home or in the synagogue and they hold ceremonial, spiritual and aesthetic significance. This area of the collection also allows a comparison to be made between different Jewish communities around the world and over time, in relation to how such occasions are marked.
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