Jewish Customs and Traditions, Part 1

Permanent exhibition
Jewish Museum in Prague
  • textiles & clothing
  • community
  • religion
  • art
  • judaica
  • architecture
  • history
  • heritage
  • cultural history

This exhibition starts by acquainting you with the primary sources of Judaism – the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and the Talmud. It also lets you see an unfurled Torah scroll and its ornaments – the pointer (used when reading from the scroll), binder, mantle, shield and finials.

The exhibition focuses on the synagogue, explaining its significance and describing its interior furnishings. It also deals with Jewish worship, the Sabbath and other Jewish holidays and religious celebrations.

In the gallery are exhibits relating to the daily life of a Jewish family. This part of the show deals with the customs associated with birth, circumcision, bar mitzvah, marriage and divorce. It also provides a glimpse into a Jewish household and kitchen with its typical items.