Wednesday, April 8, 2009
It's Passover Online, Too
In observance of Passover, the Museum will close at 3 o’clock today and April 14, and will be closed April 9, 10, 15, and 16. But, just because we’re closed, having our seder feasts (or, in my case, pani Pasquali) it doesn’t mean that you can’t learn more about Jewish heritage before your next visit.
Our online collection allows you to examine a number of objects from our permanent collection. Our featured item this week is a Hagadah published by the Hersh Hungarian Grape Products Company in 1954. A Hagadah, for those of you not familiar with Passover traditions, is a book that tells the story of the liberation from slavery and the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, as well as specifying how the seder meal should be performed. To find more objects related to the holiday, simply type “Passover” into the search engine on the page’s top right corner, a number of items will pop up for you to explore, including this stained matzo cover. I point it out because a similar item caught my co-worker Lisa’s attention the other day in the gallery. As she put it, “I liked that it was stained because it shows that it was used and was present for so many special occasions.” Abby agreed, saying that displaying well-loved, familiar objects like this are part of what makes the Museum of Jewish Heritage so special.
Happy Passover, everyone!
Posted by Jamie at 9:13 AM