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A selection of obects of jewish ceremonial art and books from the collection of the Jewish Museum of Ferrara.
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The National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah – MEIS is pleased to present a selection of obects of jewish ceremonial art and books from the collection of the Museum of the Jewish Community of Ferrara which has been closed to the public since its home, the building holding the synagogues, was seriously damaged by the 2012 earthquake.

The exhibit delves into the central role in Jewish life played by the Torah — the foundation for all of Judaism, source of reflections that articulate all phases in the life of each individual and of the community as a whole.

The three halls explore different moments in which an individual comes into contact with the Torah: in the synagogue and community through the public readings during prayers; during public and private rituals, reflected here in the ceremonial objects crafted to underscore the importance of the Torah and the holidays; and the space dedicated to the many facets of Jewish texts and thought.

The organizers’ desire is, with this exhibit, to return to the city, and the general public, an important part of its identity, helping preserve and enhance the treasures of local Jewish cultural heritage.

Guided tours available on request: tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and sunday, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Tours can be booked calling 345-4472985 during scheduled times.
Tours are free of charge.

Where

MEIS - Fondazione Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah - Via Piangipane 81 - Ferrara

When

From December 19th, 2014 to January 31st, 2017

Opening

Tuesday to Thursday: 10am-13am and 15pm-17pm; Friday : 10am-15pm; Sunday 10am-18pm.
Closed on Monday, Saturday and Jewish High Holidays.
Closed on December 25th. December 26th open 10-13/15-17;  Closed on January 1st; January 2nd open 10-18.

Closing days

  • Monday
  • Saturday

Price

Full 4 Euros; MyFE Card possessors 3 Euros

Free admission 0-18 and teachers on duty

FREE ENTRANCE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

Free

  • Up to age 18
  • Disabled persons with one accompanying person

Contacts

Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah - Via Piangipane 81 - Ferrara
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