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Upon Thy Gates: Chinese and Jewish Traditions at Home

April 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join scholars Ken Smith, Joanna Lee, Ilana Harlow, and Regina Stein at the Museum for a panel in conjunction with our current exhibition!

Join us on April 20th at 6pm in our beautiful Main Sanctuary for a panel discussion about Jewish and Chinese cultural traditions that have come to represent safety and protection. We are excited to present this panel with scholars Ken Smith, Joanna Lee, and Regina Stein, and folklorist Ilana Harlow.

Learn about Jewish and Chinese traditions regarding ritual objects associated with protecting the home, including when these traditions began, the religious and social concepts behind these ideas, the imagery depicted on these ritual objects, and what happened to these traditions in the diaspora.

This panel discussion is the last in the program series for our current exhibition featuring “Upon Thy Gates: The Elaine K. and Norman Winik Mezuzah Collection.” Examples from the collection span the past two centuries, come from all over the world, and are made from an array of materials.

Upon Thy Gates: The Elaine K. and Norman Winik Mezuzah Collection is on view through April 23, 2023.

Use discount code PARTNER to attend for free! Register here.


Museum at Eldridge Street
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