Judaica's Contribution to Israel's Nation-building

Two German-Jewish silversmiths came to pre-state Israel and revolutionized the design of religious and ritual articles. Their work is on display now at the Israel Museum.

At graduate exhibitions of Israeli academies' jewelry design departments, you can find lots of creative work - from trendy pieces to unusual clothing accessories. Sharon Weiser-Ferguson, an associate curator at the Israel Museum, would be glad if young designers showed an interest in Judaica, too.