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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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A group Israeli Judaica sterling silver items
Nov 30, 10:00 AM PST
A group Israeli Judaica sterling silver items
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Est: $500- $700
$3503 Bids
Judaica Sterling Silver Besamim Spice Tower 395g.
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Judaica Sterling Silver Besamim Spice Tower 395g.
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Nov 30, 9:00 AM EST
2 FATHER & SON RUSSIAN SILVER YAD TORAH POINTERS
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Judaica Brass Besamim box.
Dec 04, 11:00 AM EST
Judaica Brass Besamim box.
by Palmyra Heritage Gallery
Est: $30- $50
$101 Bid
A non-traditional Haggadah in the form of a scroll. Israel, 1962
Dec 05, 7:00 PM IST
A non-traditional Haggadah in the form of a scroll. Israel, 1962
by Dynasty
Est: $0- $0
$1501 Bid
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(2) SILVER JUDAICA PORTUGUESE PEACOCK SPICE BOXES
Dec 01, 5:00 PM EST
(2) SILVER JUDAICA PORTUGUESE PEACOCK SPICE BOXES
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Assembled Group of Judaica Items
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Assembled Group of Judaica Items
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Est: $75- $150
$301 Bid
Sébah & Joallier, Panorama de Constantinople pris de la Tour de Galata, 1870s/1880s
Dec 02, 2:00 PM CET
Sébah & Joallier, Panorama de Constantinople pris de la Tour de Galata, 1870s/1880s
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Est: €1,500- €1,800
€1,1000 Bids
Esther Signed Colorful Mezuzah
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Esther Signed Colorful Mezuzah
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Floral Brass Judaica Shabbat Candlesticks, Pair
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Floral Brass Judaica Shabbat Candlesticks, Pair
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Israel, Judaica Wax Filled Silver Ethrog Besamim box.
Dec 04, 11:00 AM EST
Israel, Judaica Wax Filled Silver Ethrog Besamim box.
by Palmyra Heritage Gallery
Est: $50- $100
$100 Bids
Judaica Glass Intaglio, Applique with Hebrew Inscriptions.
Dec 04, 11:00 AM EST
Judaica Glass Intaglio, Applique with Hebrew Inscriptions.
by Palmyra Heritage Gallery
Est: $50- $100
$100 Bids
Judaica, Brass Panel with Moses holding the ten Commandments.
Dec 04, 11:00 AM EST
Judaica, Brass Panel with Moses holding the ten Commandments.
by Palmyra Heritage Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$4000 Bids
Olive Wood Pocket Torah, Judaica Map of the Holy Land
Dec 11, 10:00 AM PST
Olive Wood Pocket Torah, Judaica Map of the Holy Land
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $150- $200
$1300 Bids
Jewish Silver Rimonim Group
Nov 30, 10:00 AM GMT
Jewish Silver Rimonim Group
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £800- £1,000
£7500 Bids
Judaica Israeli 825 Silver Havdalah Set
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Judaica Israeli 825 Silver Havdalah Set
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Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Russian, Judaica Silver Train Form Besamim box Marked AP 84.
Dec 04, 11:00 AM EST
Russian, Judaica Silver Train Form Besamim box Marked AP 84.
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Est: $200- $300
$100 Bids
Hazorfim Sterling Silver 2 Arm Shabat Candlestick
Dec 18, 12:00 PM EST
Hazorfim Sterling Silver 2 Arm Shabat Candlestick
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Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
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Versatoio con braciere in argento, Egitto XIX secolo
Nov 30, 4:00 PM CET
Versatoio con braciere in argento, Egitto XIX secolo
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Est: €1,800- €3,600
€1,5000 Bids
Red Blown Glass & Sterling Silver Havdalah Set
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Red Blown Glass & Sterling Silver Havdalah Set
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
SILVER JUDAICA MEZUZAH AND TZINDER LIGHTER
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
SILVER JUDAICA MEZUZAH AND TZINDER LIGHTER
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
JUDAICA RUSSIAN STERLING SILVER TORAH POINTERS
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
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by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
1975 Israel Hanukkah Lamp from Holland - .500 SILVER 10 Lirot Coin 
Dec 03, 7:00 PM EST
1975 Israel Hanukkah Lamp from Holland - .500 SILVER 10 Lirot Coin 
by Big Dog Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$10 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Judaica Religious Objects


Levy Auction House

Levy Auction House

Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn

Auctions at Showplace

Auctions at Showplace

Palmyra Heritage Gallery

Palmyra Heritage Gallery