The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In
The domestic life of Jews, their homes, houses, and households, was the subject of research for the 2019-20 Katz Center Fellows.
Above: Wedding ring surmounted by a symbolic house Italy, 17th century. Inscribed in Hebrew inside the band: "mazal tov." The Stieglitz Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Courtesy of the Israel Museum Jerusalem. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Jews in Modern Islamic Contexts
The study of Jewish life in modern Islamic contexts during the 2018-19 Fellowship year at the Katz Center delved into the meaning of modernity in North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, as well as Central and South Asia.
Above: Yigal S. Nizri, "Boulevard Mohammed V, Casablanca"
In Sight: Seeing the People of the Holy Land
With photographs selected from the Lenkin Family Collection, the exhibition presents the role of people in 19th-century Holy Land photography and the ways in which their visual representations met or challenged 19th-century conventions about the Holy Land.
Above: Bedouins, photographed by Luigi Fiorello (1847–1898)
Digital humanities project: Scribes of the Cairo Geniza
Digital humanities project: The Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of American Early Judaica
Digital humanities project: Envisaging the Holy Land: Facial Recognition and Early Photography