Several weeks ago, one of the most important objects to be displayed in the exhibition "A World Apart Next Door: Glimpses into the Life of Hasidic Jews" arrived at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It was a shtreimel, a fur hat worn by Hasidic men on the Sabbath and holidays, and it is more than 100 years old. At first, not much importance was attributed to it by its owner, the Steinhardt collection from...