On this level, the display case shows typical artefacts of the cycle of the Jewish holidays as they are celebrated during the year. In the center of the display case, artefacts used for the celebration of Shabbath are shown. It is a day set apart by Jews for rest, study and divine worship, as it recalls the rest from the divine act of creation and is dedicated to religious and spiritual reflection, and the total abstinence from any kind of creative work. Inspired by biblical narration, synagogue liturgy and domestic ceremonies, specific iconographic patterns were developed for each holiday and special artistic objects were created for their celebration.
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