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North African Lights: Hanukkah Lamps from the Zeyde Schulmann Collection

December 1, 2002-January 12, 2004
Location: Judaica and Jewish Ethnography Wing
Curator: Haya Benjamin
This exhibition presents a rich collection of Hanukkah lamps of diverse styles, all produced in the lands of the Magreb. The lamps are part of a vast collection assembled by Zeyde Schulmann and donated to the Israel Museum in the 1960s. Schulmann, who lived most of his adult life in morocco, collected artifacts from the Jewish communities of North Africa and documented their rich cultural heritage.This is the first comprehensive presentation of the Hanukkah lamp collection.