This Chanukah (the Jewish Festival of Lights), the Israel Museum displays 150 of its collection of 1,000 chanukiot – the largest collection of its kind in the world. The Chanukah menorahs, exhibited in the museum’s Jewish Art and Culture Wing, include pieces from an array of ancient Jewish diaspora communities in Spain, Morocco, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Holland, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia, Russia and Ukraine.
The owner of a painting at the Israel Museum, titled “Garden in Wannsee” and painted by Jewish artist Max Liebermann, was located and paid for his property. The painting had been stolen by the Nazis during World War II. After the war, it was given to a Jewish restitution organization, and ended up at the… Read more »