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The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years in 22 Objects From the Ashmolean Museum

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A ring seal from the siege of Bronze Age Lachish; a Dead Sea Scroll jar from first century Judaea; a clay camel from Tang dynasty China; a Medieval magic amulet; an English five pound note forged in a Nazi concentration camp; a painting within a painting...

These are some of the remarkable Jewish objects in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, brought together here for the firs
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 16th 2017 by Ashmolean Museum
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Katherine Shock
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book, thinking it was a beautifully illustrated coffee table book and was delighted to find myself on a gripping journey - taken with lyrical strides through the whole of Jewish history. The Ashmolean Museum provides the links through its 22 objects for a really personal understanding of where Jewish history has twisted and turned in sadness and joyful times, culminating in a pride to see it established enough to produce this fine book, written by a writer who will enchant ...more
MICHAEL
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
A novel and very readable insight into Jewish history by means of some lesser-known and surprising contributions over many centuries.
Amanda Mackenzie
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A sparkling and highly innovative account of Jewish history through hidden objects in the Ashmolean Museum. Wonderful!
UrKultur
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant. I loved this book. It makes Jewish history so accessible and a completely new way into the Ashmolean Collection. I’d like to see a whole series of such books.
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