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Ancient Jewish Artifacts in The Israel Museum

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"(6 May 2012) AP Television Jerusalem - 3 April 2012 1. Pan across Israel Museum''''''''s Hanukkah collection 2. Close-up of Hanukkah lamp 3. Mid of Torah shields 4. Pan right to left Torah scroll cases from Iraq 5. Close-up detail of Torah shield from Turkey 6. Mid of Rachel Sarfati, curator at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and at Jerusalem''''''''s Israel Museum 7. SOUNDBITE (English): Rachel Sarfati, curator at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and at Jerusalem''''''''s Israel Museum: "Judaica is the ritual objects that were made for Jews during the years to help them to do their ritual Jewish festivals or during Sabbath. They need the Hanukkiah for Hanukkah, the Hanukkah lamp; they need the candlesticks for Sabbath; they need to bless on the wine with (a) special goblet." 8. Close-up Elijah cup from Germany (a type of wine goblet) 9. Close-up detail floral ornament on wine goblet 10. Tilt-up spice-boxes from African, Western Europe and Middle East countries 11. Close-up Hanukkah lamps from Yemen (they''''''''re situated next to the Syrian collection, hence the writing you see on the right) 12. SOUNDBITE (English): Rachel Sarfati, curator at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and at Jerusalem''''''''s Israel Museum "We said ''''''''one custom and different forms''''''''. The reason is the story of the Jewish people: since the destruction of the Temple, Jews lived in different places all over the world and they got their inspiration to their ceremonial art from the surrounding company, the surrounding art. So in Eastern lands, in Islamic lands, they adopted the floral or geometrical motives that (is) typical to Islamic art. In Western Europe they adopted the styles and motives that are typical to the objects of the Christian''''''''s art." 13. Tilt down from ceiling of reconstruction of Tzedek ve-Shalom synagogue 14. Close-up candelabra inside reconstruction of Tzedek ve-Shalom synagogue 15. Close-up Hanukkah lamp branches and view outside of window 16. Wide Israel Museum''''''''s exterior with group of young children in foreground 17. Mid of child inside Judaica store inside Mamilla Mall 18. Mid of store visitor looking at items 19. SOUNDBITE (French): Hadassa Abitbol, French visitor: "I''''''''m very attracted by everything that''''''''s Judaica, by all ritual objects because I think it''''''''s very beautiful, to honour the feasts." 20. Close-up Judaica objects and children inside shop at Mamilla Mall AP Television Kfar Daniel, Israel - 3 April 2012 21. Wide Aviv Shkeren, visitor at Hazorfim factory store, with his children 22. SOUNDBITE (Hebrew): Aviv Shkeren, visitor at Hazorfim factory store: "Once in a while we visit Hazorfim and we buy all type of items with a distinguished Jewish flare, like Passover seder plate, Hanukkiots (Hanukkah lamps), candlesticks." 23. Close-up pure silver 24. Tilt-up from silver leftovers being melted 25. Close-up silver leftovers being melted 26. Zoom-in cast silver being poured onto machine 27. Close-up silver tray model 28. Close-up silver being pressed on candlestick model 29. Zoom-out tilt-up candlestick parts being pressed on model 30. Close-up candlestick parts being assembled 31. Mid of candlestick parts being assembled 32. Various close-ups candlestick parts being assembled with blowtorch 33. Mid of worker engraving details on wine goblet 34. Close-up of engraving 35. Wide pan right of laboratory 35. Mid of candlesticks on tray shelves 39. Close-up silver Hanukkah lamp LEADIN STORYLINE Find out more about AP Archive: Twitter: Facebook: ​​ Instagram: You can license this story through AP Archive:" from video introduction.

"The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. In nearly seventy years, thanks to a legacy of gifts and generous support from its circle of patrons worldwide, the Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects, representing the full scope of world material culture..." from the website

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