Dates: Fall 2010–Fall 2011
The role of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste in Jewish ritual tradition is explored in Suzanne Gold’s ’10 student-curated exhibition The Five Senses and Jewish Ritual Objects. The exhibition examines how ceremonial objects mediate religious experience through the activation of particular senses—for example, the glimmer of light off polished silver, the aroma of rich incense, the sound issued from instruments, the smooth pulp of the Torah, and the taste of sweet wine. As the Sonneborn Collection Curatorial Intern, Suzanne researched and assembled objects from the Henry Sonneborn Collection. The exhibition will be on display for a year at Hillel.