Shabbat – Inside and Out
With the cessation of the workday routine on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, relationships and the spirit are revitalized as family shares the precious time of festive meals. In synagogue, the day is marked by collective celebration and prayer, and with the ceremonial reading of the Torah. The objects on display in this special exhibit in our Mezzanine cases - all from the collection of Yeshiva University Museum - highlight two aspects of the Shabbat holiday: the private/domestic and the communal/ceremonial. The beauty and range of styles and material character of the objects reflect the wide geographic range and different social contexts in which Shabbat has been and continues to be celebrated.