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About Searching and Finding

Feb 5, 2021 | JMW News

Actually, a blog article on the “New Year of the Trees” (Hebrew: Tu BiShvat), celebrated this year on January 28th, was planned. On January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp was liberated by the Red Army. In 2005, the United Nations established this date as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Two texts. Two themes. Two dates. | more

From Aleph (א) to Tav (ת‎)

Jan 20, 2021 | JMW News

The Hebrew alphabet has 22 characters. If you enter “Hebrew” as a search term in the museum inventory, 606 objects are listed. Did you know that Yiddish and Ladino are written in Hebrew letters? | more

When searching for “Glück” (luck)…

Jan 5, 2021 | JMW News

...you will find 78 entries in the inventory of the Jewish Museum Vienna, including the family name Glück, “Glückwünsche” (congratulations) and blessings for the Jewish New Year in autumn, birthday wishes (“Glückwünsche”) and closings at the end of letters | more

“Hanukkah” and “Berger”

Dec 21, 2020 | JMW News

This form of Hanukkah menorah is called the bench-style type. The technical terms from the silversmith’s workshop describe the menorah as wrought, engraved, chased and textured | more

Museum currently closed

Dec 3, 2020 | JMW News

Due to the current restrictions in regards to the containment of Covid-19 both museum locations, Museum Dorotheergasse and Museum Judenplatz, have to remain closed until further notice... more | more