This post was written by museum intern Parker Vaughn.
On Thursday, December 6th, the museum is opening a brand new exhibit entitled Lighting the World – one that explores the diversity of menorahs from all around the world. This exhibit truly offers a window into the past and allows museum visitors a glimpse into the global Jewish communities of the past 500 years in 5 different continents. The vast array of 89 separate menorahs provided by the private collection of Aharon Ben Zalman are simply breathtaking. While looking at these menorahs, one can’t help but wonder who might have owned them in the past and what their life might have been like. Each individual menorah truly sustains a life of its own as it begs the visitor to uncover its rich and historical past.