Venice has been a large center of Jewish life and culture in the middle ages, with the vibrant Jewish community of those who fled persecution in other parts of Europe and beyond. While not exactly a progressive society, Venice was more tolerant of Jews than other places, and despite their relative isolation, Jews took part in many aspects of Venetian life, such as medicine and commerce. Infamous for being the very first ghetto in the world, the Venetian 'getto' (a word from the Venetian dialect) was a place where Jewish people lived, practiced their religion, and treasured their culture. Masters still work there and create Murano Glass Judaica pieces bringing to life the history of this colorful neighborhood.
This meticulously crafted Rabbi stands as a reminder of the thriving Jewish culture and religious tradition that existed in Venice for over 500 years and symbolizes its continuity and strength. Holding a Kiddush Cup, the ceremonial piece used for a Jewish Sabbath prayer, this Murano Glass rabbi prays for sustaining Jewish heritage and offers hope for better days ahead.
Enjoy this fine Venetian sculpture representing the continuity of Jewish heritage, or give it as a gift to your Jewish friends or loved ones as a special symbol of the endurance and vitality of Jewish culture.
- Measurements: The rabbi sculpture measures approximately 6 inches in height.
- Made entirely by hand in a traditional Murano workshop by a family that has been making Murano Glass for several generations.
- The sculpture comes well packaged to avoid damage in transit.
- The rabbi sculpture comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, some variations of shapes, colors, and patterns are possible.