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Lasting Ephemera

Dr. Ira Rezak collects objects of Judaica that were never meant for permanent collections. He’s an authority on “ephemera,” items usually discarded after use: tickets, campaign buttons, posters, coins, old magazines.

From the collection of Dr. Ira Rezak

Tourism Among The Ruins

Israel’s archaeological legacy poised to lure a new generation of sophisticated travelers.

Travel Writer
05/20/2014 - 20:00

At a construction site near the coastal city of Ashkelon recently, workers dug up something most unusual: a 72-foot-high Byzantine temple.

Artist rendering of the new Schottenstein archaeology campus. Courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority

Israel Museum And The Met Acquire Prized Mishneh Torah From Steinhardt

04/28/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Just before the Sotheby’s auction of Michael and Judy Steinhardt’s collection of Judaica began this morning, Sotheby’s announced that the highlight of the collection, the illuminated Mishneh Torah, was acquired jointly by The Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Metropolitan Museum of Art here. This is the first significant collaboration between the two institutions.

A page from Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, from Northern Italy in the 15th century. Courtesy Sotheby’s
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