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Museum of Jewish History

Girona

<p>Museum of Jewish History</p>

Museum of Jewish History

The main aim of the Museum of Jewish History is to conserve and spread the history of Jewish communities in Catalonia. Throughout the middle ages, these communities played a decisive role in the historical, cultural and scientific development of the country. The explanations offered in the museum are illustrated by examples from the history of the Jewish community in Girona. These documental, archaeological and iconographic examples present an overview of Jewish ways of life in medieval Catalonia.

SPACES

<p>Museum's first room.</p>
The origins
The origins
<p>Room dedicated to the evolution of the Jewish quarter from 890 till 1492.</p>
The Call (Jewish quarter)
The Call (Jewish quarter)
<p>The archaeological finds in the recent years in Girona include ceramic pieces, sewing objects and some jewels.</p>
Life in community
Life in community
<p>Room dedicated to family and traditions.</p>
Family. Tradition and ritual
Family. Tradition and ritual
<p>Room dedicated to the synagogue.</p>
The Synagogue
The Synagogue
<p>Room dedicated to the Jewish cemetery, with funerary stones from the Girona&rsquo;s Montju&iuml;c.</p>
The cemetery
The cemetery
<p>Room dedicated to the Jewish cultural heritage.</p>
Jewish culture
Jewish culture
<p>Room dedicated to professions and trades.</p>
Daily bread
Daily bread
<p>Room dedicated to the marginalization of the Jewish population, led to baptism often violently.</p>
A difficult relationship
A difficult relationship
<p>Room dedicated to the <em>converso</em> society and the Inquisition.</p>
Converso society and Inquisition
Converso society and Inquisition
<p>The 15th century mikveh interpretative space.</p>
Material heritage
Material heritage

OBJECTS

<p>Arch of Titus, detail of the inner panel. 1st century A.D., Roman forum (Italy). Reproduction.</p>
Arch of Titus
Arch of Titus
<p>Silver earrings. 13th-15th centuries, Girona&rsquo;s Montju&iuml;c (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona)</p>
Silver earrings
Silver earrings
<p>Three-handled jug. Green-glazed ceramic. 13th century, Girona. Found in the courtyard of the museum in 2012</p>
Three-handled jug
Three-handled jug
<p>Ketubah (marriage contract). Ink on parchment. 1377, Castell&oacute; d&rsquo;Emp&uacute;ries (cession of Girona Historical Archives)</p>
Ketubah (marriage contract)
Ketubah (marriage contract)
<p>Pesach Plate. Decorated ceramic. 14th century, Catalonia. Reproduction (original at Israel Museum).</p>
Pesach Plate
Pesach Plate
<p>Hanukah lamp. Metal. 19th century, Morocco (cession of Mr. Uriel Mac&iacute;as).</p>
Hanukkah lamp
Hanukkah lamp
<p>Inscription from the synagogue. Girona limestone. 14th century, Girona (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona)</p>
Inscription from the synagogue
Inscription from the synagogue
<p>Sefer Torah. Ink on parchment. 19th century, Gemany (cession of the Barcelona Jewish Community)</p>
Sefer Torah
Sefer Torah
<p>Headstone of Josef, a Jewish child. Girona limestone. 14th century, Girona's Montju&iuml;c (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona)</p>
Headstone of Josef
Headstone of Josef
<p>Headstone of Estelina, "the little star". Girona limestone. 14th century, Girona's Montju&iuml;c (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona)</p>
Headstone of Estelina
Headstone of Estelina
<p>Seal of Moss&eacute; ben Nahman. 13th century, Catalonia. Reproduction (original held in the Israel Museum)</p>
Seal of Mossé ben Nahman
Seal of Mossé ben Nahman
<p>Catalan Atlas. 1373, Majorca. Reproduction (original held in the French National Library, Paris)</p>
Catalan Atlas
Catalan Atlas
<p>Fragment of medicinal treatise. 13th-14th centuries, Girona (?). Reproduction (original in the Municipal Archives of Girona).</p>
Fragment of medicinal treatise
Fragment of medicinal treatise
<p>Document making it compulsory to wear a signal. 1394, Majorca. Reproduction (original in the Archives of the Kigdom of Majorca).</p>
Document making it compulsory...
Document making it compulsory to wear a signal
<p>Edict of Expulsion, 1492. <em>Manual of Agreements</em>, April 20, 1492. Reproduction (original in the Municipal Archives of Girona)</p>
Edict of Expulsion, 1492
Edict of Expulsion, 1492
<p>Stocks. Wood and iron. 14th century (?), from the Foix&agrave; Castle (Art collection of the Provincial deputation of Girona)</p>
Stocks
Stocks
<p>Shield of the Inquisition. Stone. 18th century, Girona (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona).</p>
Shield of the Inquisition
Shield of the Inquisition
<p><strong>Remains of the mikveh</strong>, the ritual bath of the last synagogue in Girona. 15th century</p>
Remains of the mikveh
Remains of the mikveh

INFORMATION

ADDRESS
FEES
TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
http://www.girona.cat/call
OPENING TIMES
EMAIL
callgirona@ajgirona.cat

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