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2.00 pm

Curator’s Talks: Jews, Money, Myth

3 July @ 2.00 pm - 2.30 pm
£6.50 – £8.50
A curator talks to a group of three men in a gallery

Uncover the myths behind Jews and money with these curator-led talks. This event is free for Friends and with National Art Pass - please present your pass on the day.

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6.30 pm

Jewish Money and the Image of the Jewish Body in the Middle Ages

3 July @ 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Two adults looking at a Torah scroll in the Judaica gallery

Through such vivid literary characters as Shylock, Fagin, and the notorious Jud Süß, the stereotype of the swarthy, hook-nosed, grasping Jewish moneylender has become a staple of western antisemitic discourse.  However, this ugly caricature was a relatively late development.  It was spurred not by actual Jews' appearances or actions, but by the desire of medieval […]

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