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    The objects that are exhibited in the museum's display cases form a separate part of the exhibition. Their role is to complement the information presented on the display boards. But that is not their only value. Old objects, books, objects of material culture, including cloths, money and tools, add "flavour” to the exhibition. Thanks to these objects visitors of the museum are able to feel themselves part of the historical past and they can better understand the people who lived earlier and held these objects in their hands.

   Each shelf of the display cases addresses a specific topic. Typical religious objects to be expected in any Jewish museum - candleholders, objects used for prayer and dishes for Kiddush - can be found next to objects of everyday and social life and instruments of different professions. Special attention is paid to pictures, poems, musical notes, and vinyl records - creations of Jewish artists, writers and composers, whose achievements Bukovina is proud of.

The display case on the left
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The display case on the right
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The exhibition of the display case on the right
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Professional equipment and instruments

Objects of everyday life

Objects connected with religious tradition and holidays

The exhibition of the display case on the left
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Objects used for prayer

Literature and music

Paintings and graphic art

 A Torah scroll, donated to the museum, is housed in a separate display case. It is framed  by a tallis - a white-blue shawl with fringe that  is used for prayers.

    Another part of the exhibition is an interior  "Inside traditional Jewish home". It is designed to create the feeling that the inhabitants of the house have just left the room and will be back in a moment to continue preparation  for the Shabbat. .
    There is a table with dishes prepared for the Shabbat dinner. The coat rack holds traditional Hasidic clothing: a black coat, a hat, a woman's headband, a child's kippah and a waistcoat for a teenage  boy. There is also a wall-clock with a pendulum in a wooden case and an old chandelier with a green lampshade...
    The interior is completed by Sefirat HaOmer - a special calendar to count the days  from Passover to Shavuot, and a prayer for the Austrian Emperor Franz I written in Hebrew letters.

"Inside traditional Jewish home"

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Project "Jewish Chernivtsi. Unforgotten Image".
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