The Venice Ghetto & Beyond
September 16, 2016 – January 13, 2017

The Venice Ghetto & Beyond reveals the complex history of Jewish life in the Mediterranean world following the confinement of Venetian Jews to a walled-off section of their city. This unique assemblage of Italian materials—some of which date from the sixteenth century—opens a window onto intellectual and artistic achievement, Jewish practice and thought, enduring economic and cultural ties to the Christian and Islamic communities, and the ways in which the Venice ghetto served as a point of connection for Jewish communities in Europe and the Ottoman Empire.

The Venice Ghetto & Beyond features materials from the collections of the Center for Jewish History and two of its Partners, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Yeshiva University Museum, as well as from other institutions and private collections.
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