Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

Rites of Passage. Life Cycle of a Jew
(128 words)

Curator

Rita Rosen Poley.

Sponsor

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Department of Urban Outreach.

Imprint

Philadelphia, Pa., USA, 1976. Booklet, 36 pp., no illustrations, 28 × 21.8 cm. English.

Location

YM & YWHA, Philadelphia (11 January–29 February 1976)

Description

Ceremonial objects illustrative of Jewish life cycle events: Birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Marriage, and Death and Mourning. Additional sections on the Home and Music for the life cycle. Extensive introductory and explanatory texts throughout. Detailed descriptive and historical entries. 44 items.

Description

The exhibition was one of a series of that focused on different ethnic groups in Philadelphia.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTS

minor keywords

Amulets
Bridal/Wedding belts
Candlesticks/Candelabra
Challah covers
Chuppah
Circumcision cups
Circumcision garments
Circumcision implements/objects
Circumcision tokens
Head coverings, men’s
Hevra Kadisha tzedakah boxes
Ketubbot
Mezuzah cases
Music
Ner Tamid
Pidyon ha-Ben coins
Talit
Tefillin cases
Torah binders
Wedding cups
Wedding gifts (sivlonot)
Wedding rings
Yahrzeit banners
Yahrzeit/Memorial lamps

Cite this page
“Rites of Passage. Life Cycle of a Jew”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC0542>
First published online: 2019



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