A short film about “The Jewish Court of Venice” by The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem, is available for viewing both in English and in Hebrew online at the National Portal of Museums in Israel.

The video was produced by the Italian Jewish Museum and the Israeli Ministry of Culture as an introductory video for the exhibition “The Jewish Court of Venice” currently on view at the museum. Until now, it was available for viewing exclusively as part of the exhibition. The short film discusses the history of the Jews in Venice, the vibrant life in the Ghetto, and the cultural exchange that took place both within and without its walls. Many objects and beautiful images of the Ghetto from the exhibition appear in the film.

Click here to see the video. 

The Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport
The Museum of Italian Jewish Art
Research and script: Dr. Andreina Contessa

The Jewish Museum of Venice
Coopculture Venezia
Eran Laor Cartographic Collection, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem
The Historical Archive of Venice
Paola Baldari for Coopculture
Davide Calimani for Coopculture
Avigail Leibtag
Joan Porcel Pascual
Sarah Lydia Singer
Hodayah Toledano
Shay Zinger