Mountain Jews: Customs and Daily Life in the Caucasus

September 12, 2001-January 4, 2003
Location: Unspecified location
The tenth in a series of exhibitions of the Department of Jewish Ethnography devoted to the diverse Jewish communities of the world, this presentation shed light on the Jews of the Caucasian Mountains. Living for many years in seclusion in a devout Muslim country, the community retained ancient social and religious customs that have long since vanished in other Jewish cultures. The exhibition included two reconstructions: one of traditional life in the Caucasus and one reflecting the community's strong presence in Israel today.