Judaica from British silversmith goes on display at Berlin Jewish exhibit
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Judaica from British silversmith goes on display at Berlin Jewish exhibit

German city’s Jewish museum bought kiddush goblet by Mila Tanya Griebel which features a quote from Proverbs, that 'a woman’s worth is far above rubies'

Judaica by a renowned British silversmith has gone on display in Berlin as part of a new exhibit, after the city’s Jewish museum bought it.

A kiddush goblet by Mila Tanya Griebel, which is based on a quote from Proverbs (Chapter 31) that “a woman’s worth is far above rubies”, made its way to the German capital this week for its post-lockdown ‘Jewish Life: Past and Present’ exhibit.

The goblet won the Judaica 21 Prize in 2015 and Griebel said the Proverbs quote appealed to her as it represents “feminist ideals of a woman’s value being beyond material beauty”.

The contemporary artist said she was “honoured and thrilled” that her work was included in the Berlin exhibition, with all the city’s historic resonances.

“As a British woman with Germany ancestry, it is oddly fulfilling that the pieces of Jewish ritual ware I am creating here and now are to be recognised as being part of a vibrant contemporary Jewish life that has arisen out of a dark and difficult history.

“As someone who is always reconciling the old traditions of Judaism with present-day needs and customs, I hope visitors gain insight into modern Jewry through my work, and are inspired to learn about the rich culture and religion that exists right now around the world.”

In 2018 several of Griebel’s pieces, including a Shabbat and Havdalah set and a Yarzheit candle holder in the shape of angel’s wings, were exhibited at the British Museum and subsequently commissioned to become the centrepiece of the institution’s permanent Judaica collection.

The daughter of a Polish immigrant who fled the Nazis for Britain aged 13, Griebel has drawn on her family’s history as well as on traditional symbols in work that has also been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...

Engaging

Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.

Celebrating

There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.

Pioneering

In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.

Campaigning

Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish News also produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more:
comments