On the Horizon: The Opportunity of the Jewish Museum
The permanent collection of the Jewish Museum consists largely of liturgical objects, from arks of the Torah to spice-boxes. These include rare specimens, more precious than ever since the destruction of the great European centers of Jewish culture.
The arrangement, which reveals taste and method, is according to external considerations: liturgical objects, for example, are arranged according to the holidays on which they are used. Other objects are classified under such categories as “synagogue architecture” and “Jewish music”; and the labeling is careful and informative.
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