An event with

Rebecca Abrams

The Jewish Journey

£5.00

Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 6:30pm  |  Daunt Books Hampstead

Description

A Dead Sea scroll jar from 1st-century Judaea; a clay camel from Tang Dynasty China; a medieval magic amulet; beautiful viols from Italy; an English five pound note forged in a Nazi concentration camp; a painting within a painting. These are some of the remarkable Jewish objects in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Spanning 4,000 years and 14 countries, they document the astonishing diversity and adaptability of Jewish life over the centuries, and the long history of close interaction with other cultures and religions of the world.

The Jewish Journey takes twenty-two of the great riches of the Ashmolean Museum… and with the guidance of Rebecca Abrams, the model of a learned story-teller, provides a route through time and its objects to moments of illumination.’ Simon Schama

Event Details

Wednesday 20th March at 6:30pm
Event takes place at Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.