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Jewish History and People

Judaism is one of the longest enduring religions in the world. From antiquity to the Middle Ages, from the Renaissance to the present day, Jewish cultural and religious practices have endured and developed across the world.

This area of the collection brings together a diverse range of artefacts that represent international Jewish history.

Highlights

Jews removed from Rzeszow, Poland

Poland, 1942
Silver gelatin print on paper, 9.5 x 15.1 cm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 104.263
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Greetings from Palestine, toy puzzle

Palestine, c.1930
Glass, cardboard and organic materials, 7 x 7 x 2 cm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 5204
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Looking northeast from the Mt. of Beatitudes to Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee

New Jersey, USA, 1912
Silver gelatin print on paper, 9 x 18 cm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 1278.12
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Three Torah pointers

North Africa, 19th century
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 5006
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Shoes, Middle Eastern

Yemen, 20th century
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 2870
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Flowers and Views of the Holy Land

Jerusalem, 1917
Paper, wood, organic materials, 9.5 x 26 x 10 cm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 5206
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Chinese doll

China, c.1945
Mixed media, 41 x 20 x 15 cm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 13278.2
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