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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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Two Filigree Silver Judaica Spice Boxes, 5.4 ozt
Feb 27, 10:00 AM EST
Two Filigree Silver Judaica Spice Boxes, 5.4 ozt
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$605 Bids
Artist Signed Antique 840 Solid Silver Judaica Russian Torah Pointer 2.07ozt
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Artist Signed Antique 840 Solid Silver Judaica Russian Torah Pointer 2.07ozt
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $200- $500
$1005 Bids
Judaica: Megillat Esther Scroll, Scroll Of The Book Of Esther
Feb 26, 7:00 PM EST
Judaica: Megillat Esther Scroll, Scroll Of The Book Of Esther
by Kensington Estate Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2002 Bids
Colorful Mizrach - Europe
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
Colorful Mizrach - Europe
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$501 Bid
Collection of 3 Mezuzahs - Bezalel, Israel
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
Collection of 3 Mezuzahs - Bezalel, Israel
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$501 Bid
Judaica Sterling Silver Expandable Ring
Mar 12, 11:00 AM EDT
Judaica Sterling Silver Expandable Ring
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$501 Bid
Leather Megilat Ester Scroll in Silver & Wood Case
Apr 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Leather Megilat Ester Scroll in Silver & Wood Case
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $800- $1,200
$2501 Bid
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Antique Judaica Silver Torah Yad Pointer
Mar 14, 2:00 PM EDT
Antique Judaica Silver Torah Yad Pointer
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $800- $2,000
$801 Bid
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Antique South American Silver Judaica Torah Pointer
Mar 14, 2:00 PM EDT
Antique South American Silver Judaica Torah Pointer
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $400- $800
$401 Bid
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Antique Judaica Sterling Silver Yad with Gloved Pointer
Mar 14, 2:00 PM EDT
Antique Judaica Sterling Silver Yad with Gloved Pointer
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $300- $800
$301 Bid
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Antique Solid Silver Judaica Torah Yad Pointer
Mar 14, 2:00 PM EDT
Antique Solid Silver Judaica Torah Yad Pointer
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $400- $800
$401 Bid
Book of Torah - Souvenir of Jerusalem
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
Book of Torah - Souvenir of Jerusalem
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$501 Bid
(2) RUSSIAN SAINT PETERSBURG .875 SILVER JUDAICA TORAH FINIALS
Feb 25, 10:00 AM CST
(2) RUSSIAN SAINT PETERSBURG .875 SILVER JUDAICA TORAH FINIALS
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$4001 Bid
Lot of 3 Vintage Judaica Framed Art
Mar 10, 10:00 AM EST
Lot of 3 Vintage Judaica Framed Art
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $30- $75
$101 Bid
Judaica Gold & Silver Ring w/ Hebrew Writing
Mar 10, 10:00 AM EST
Judaica Gold & Silver Ring w/ Hebrew Writing
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $150- $200
$701 Bid
Large New Jewish Year Pop Up Card - Ship
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
Large New Jewish Year Pop Up Card - Ship
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$500 Bids
Olive Wood Vase - Western Wall - Jerusalem, Bezalel
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
Olive Wood Vase - Western Wall - Jerusalem, Bezalel
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$500 Bids
Wayfarer's Prayer for Airplane Travel - Miami Yeshiva
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
Wayfarer's Prayer for Airplane Travel - Miami Yeshiva
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$500 Bids
National Preacher - Yehudah Leib Levin
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
National Preacher - Yehudah Leib Levin
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$500 Bids
Jewish Hebrew Seal - David Ben Yehuda
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
Jewish Hebrew Seal - David Ben Yehuda
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$2000 Bids
4 New Year Greeting Cards - IDF, Jewish Colonies
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
4 New Year Greeting Cards - IDF, Jewish Colonies
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$500 Bids
Two booklets - Diskin Orphanage, Jerusalem, Palestine
Feb 27, 6:00 PM IST
Two booklets - Diskin Orphanage, Jerusalem, Palestine
by Levy Auction House
Est: $0- $0
$500 Bids
Sterling Silver Torah Pointer
Feb 25, 7:00 AM PST
Sterling Silver Torah Pointer
by The Popular Auction, LLC
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Shlomo Ohana Judaica Figurine
Feb 28, 5:00 PM EST
Shlomo Ohana Judaica Figurine
by Absolute Auction Gallery
Est: $75- $150
$300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Judaica Religious Objects


Levy Auction House

Levy Auction House

Auctions at Showplace

Auctions at Showplace

World Auction Gallery

World Auction Gallery

Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn