‘Between Two Worlds: Personal Memory and Immortal Souls in Jewish Culture’ – an exhibition organized by specialists of the Museum of Jewish History in Russia on the basis of its own collection and in cooperation with the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre
The unusual theme of this exhibition is linked to the special significance that the moment of burial has in Jewish culture. No museum of Jewish culture or ethnography can be complete without a collection related to ritual traditions and popular beliefs regarding the hereafter. In the five years since the opening of the museum, its collections have come to include a significant quantity of relevant ceremonial objects and artistic evidence. The exhibition is therefore able to paint a complete picture – not only of the rituals of farewell and parting from the deceased, but also of popular-religious perceptions of this moment of passing from one world to another.