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Jewish ceremonial art (Judaica)

We have one of the world's finest collections of Judaica, featuring objects used in all areas of Jewish religious life, in both the public and private spheres. In addition to ceremonial art made in Britain over the past 300 years, we also display objects originating in communities throughout Europe as well as the Middle East and north Africa.

A significant part of our synagogue art collection includes silver Torah decorations such as scroll cases, rimmonim (finials), breastplates and pointers, which emphasise the exquisite quality of English and European silver.

Our collection of ceremonial objects used in the private sphere includes those used by Jewish individuals and families in everyday life, in lifecycle ceremonies and during the Sabbath and festivals. Significant festival-related pieces include our range of Hanukah lamps and Scrolls of Esther for Purim.

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