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Judaica Religious Objects

Art has always played an important role in Judaism. Since the Old Testament prohibits the production and use of any likeness of man or beast, most Judaica religious objects have conformed to this rule and instead depict Jewish symbols, including the menorah and Star of David, and Hebrew selections taken from religious texts, such as the Torah. However, religious objects used for commemoration rather than worship, particularly photographs taken at bar/bat mitzvas, often depict people participating in religious events.

During the 19th and 20th centuries, and especially after 1945, there was a renewed interest in Jewish art and history. Numerous Jewish museums were established during this time, opening in cities such as Venice, Florence, Rome, Athens, and Bucharest. Likewise, collectors of Judaica religious objects have also increased, accompanied by a flourishing art market rich with a variety of Esther scrolls, Torah finials, spice towers, historical photographs, and countless other priceless items.


Quick Facts

  • In December 2015, a collection of Jewish manuscripts and Daniel Bomberg’s early 16th-century Babylonian Talmuds sold for $14,868,000
  • On May 16, 2000, Christie’s Amsterdam sold an Italian gold scroll case with a decorated contemporary scroll of Esther for $685,786
  • Some traditional synagogues keep a lamp burning day and night to symbolize the permanency of God’s covenant with the Jewish people

Recommended Items at Auction

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Early German Silver Judaica Laver
Nov 04, 12:00 PM EDT
Early German Silver Judaica Laver
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Est: $500- $700
$4506 Bids
(2 Pc) Judaica Sterling Silver Writing Pens
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(2 Pc) Judaica Sterling Silver Writing Pens
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Two Judaica Silver Spice Towers/Besamin
Nov 04, 12:00 PM EDT
Two Judaica Silver Spice Towers/Besamin
by Alex Cooper
Est: $300- $500
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Judaica Sterling Overlaid Mezuzah by Yaacov Heller
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Judaica Sterling Overlaid Mezuzah by Yaacov Heller
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$403 Bids
Judaica Moses Ten Commandments Brass Wall Plaque
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Judaica Moses Ten Commandments Brass Wall Plaque
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Est: $100- $1,000
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Unusual Judaica Sterling Silver Bezalel Spice Box
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Unusual Judaica Sterling Silver Bezalel Spice Box
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $150
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Continental Judaica Silver Filigree Spice Tower
Nov 04, 12:00 PM EDT
Continental Judaica Silver Filigree Spice Tower
by Alex Cooper
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
A silver Yad
Nov 12, 10:00 AM CET
A silver Yad
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Est: €100- €200
€1001 Bid
2 Judaica Silver Torah Pointers
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
2 Judaica Silver Torah Pointers
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $150- $200
$701 Bid
4 Piece Lot Judaica Sterling Silver Items
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
4 Piece Lot Judaica Sterling Silver Items
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $250
$1001 Bid
3 Piece Lot Judaica Sterling Silver Filigree Items
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
3 Piece Lot Judaica Sterling Silver Filigree Items
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $150- $200
$701 Bid
Lot of 5 Sterling Silver Judaica
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot of 5 Sterling Silver Judaica
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS THANKS HIMMLER'S PHYSICIAN FOR RESCUING JEWS
Oct 31, 8:00 AM EDT
WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS THANKS HIMMLER'S PHYSICIAN FOR RESCUING JEWS
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $140- $200
$701 Bid
Judaica Hanukkah Family Tree Menorah
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Judaica Hanukkah Family Tree Menorah
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$201 Bid
MEDVEDEV, Andrei (* 1960 Moskau). Rabbi mit Kindern.
Oct 30, 9:00 AM CEST
MEDVEDEV, Andrei (* 1960 Moskau). Rabbi mit Kindern.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€5000 Bids
Manufaktur um 1900: Besamim (Jüdisches Gewürz-Gefäß)
Oct 30, 2:00 PM CEST
Manufaktur um 1900: Besamim (Jüdisches Gewürz-Gefäß)
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Est: €800- €1,000
€8000 Bids
IDENTITY CARD OF A JEWISH WOMAN ESTHER GENGER, PALESTINE, 1946
Oct 28, 5:00 PM IDT
IDENTITY CARD OF A JEWISH WOMAN ESTHER GENGER, PALESTINE, 1946
by The Bidder
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
ARCHIVE OF A JEWISH FAMILY, 18 ITEMS, POLAND, PALESTINE, 1ST HALF OF 20TH CEN.
Oct 28, 5:00 PM IDT
ARCHIVE OF A JEWISH FAMILY, 18 ITEMS, POLAND, PALESTINE, 1ST HALF OF 20TH CEN.
by The Bidder
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
THORAZEIGER: Frankreich, Ende 19. Jh. / Thora pointer
Nov 03, 9:00 AM CET
THORAZEIGER: Frankreich, Ende 19. Jh. / Thora pointer
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF600- CHF900
CHF4500 Bids
Hebrew Scroll with Eight Biblical Illustrations
Nov 30, 10:00 AM GMT
Hebrew Scroll with Eight Biblical Illustrations
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £1,000- £1,400
£50 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Judaica Religious Objects


World Auction Gallery

World Auction Gallery

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The Bidder

Alex Cooper

Alex Cooper

Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

Kedem Public Auction House Ltd