A Blessing to One Another….
A blog by Program Director Ilene Dackman-Alon.
The activity level at the JMM this week has been a whirlwind due to the opening of the new exhibition, A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People. As Program Director my job is to deal with all of the details. RSVP lists, catering, programs, speakers, sound system, time limits, ice, tablecloths and name tags………the list of details could go on and on… But after two successful events in connection with our newest exhibition, I am finally able to take a break from the details and relax for a moment and reflect on the week.
Some mezuzahs from our collection:
The mezuzah is not, contrary to popular belief, the outer container. The mezuzah is actually the parchment scroll within, on which the “Shema” — a biblical passage declaring the oneness of G d — is handwritten by an expert scribe. A mezuzah mounted on the doorpost designates the home as Jewish, reminding us of our connection to G d and to our heritage.
All of the following photographs were taken by Will Kirk.