Event: single

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Do you believe in the evil eye?
Jewish Protective Amulets

May 17  through November 6, 2011

Faith in the power of amulets was widespread in popular Jewish belief.

Protective amulets, mostly decorated with mystical texts, were especially meant to protect new mothers and their offspring.

This belief has survived to this day. Ever since Hollywood discovered kabbalah for its own purposes, mass-produced protective amulets can be found in almost all Judaica shops in Israel and America.

The exhibtion will show a selection of amulets from southern Germany from the 18th and 19th centuries, through to present-day amulets.

To the exhibition's brochure