The recently-opened Museum of Art and History of Judaism, housed in the delightful Hôtel de Saint-Aignan at the gateway to the Marais, offers a valuable insight into Jewish culture.It provides an educational overview of the Jewish religion through its ceremonies and traditions. There is also an entire section dedicated to anti-Semitism from the late 19th Century through to the Holocaust, as well as an exhibition of works by major Jewish artists, notably Chagall. Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme (Museum of Art and History of Judaism) 71, rue du Temple, 75003 Paris Tel.: + 33 (0)1 53 +33 (0) 1 86 60 Email: email@example.com Website: www.mahj.org Open every day except Saturdays, from 11:00am to 6:00pm (Sundays from 10:00am).
Many original sculptures are displayed in this museum located at 71 rue du Temple, in Paris's third arrondissement.© Christophe Fouin / Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme
In addition to sculptures, the museum also exhibits paintings and drawings, and even costumes, jewellery, books and manuscripts.© Christophe Fouin / Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme
These 16th century wedding rings made from gold and enamel bear the inscription Mazel Tov (good luck), which is traditional for Ashkenazi Jews.© Christophe Fouin / Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme