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Special Holiday Exhibition: Seder NightApril 14, 2006-April 21, 2006
Location: Ruth Youth Wing
Curator: Smadar Gafni
At the seder table, the participants of the Passover meal read the Haggadah, which relates the story of the Jewish people's deliverance from bondage, and partake of traditional dishes served in ceremonial tableware symbolizing the inherent values of the Passover feast. In installations created specifically for this exhibition, artists offered their interpretations of the seder table using a surprising variety of shapes and materials. Alongside these, a display of selected items from the Museum's collections presented some of the utensils and objects created for the holiday table over centuries of Jewish tradition.