1983 – <em>Holidays Set</em>, Zelig Segal

Zelig Segal (1933-2015), born into an ultra-Orthodox family, became one of the first artists from that community accepted at Bezalel. A talented silversmith and producer of various kinds of metalwork, he is best known for his modern Judaica, characterized by elegance, minimalism and clean lines. This set at the Israel Museum contains ritual objects for the celebration of Shabbat, Kiddush, Havdalah, Sukkot (etrog holder) and Hanukkah. Bezalel spearheaded the rebirth of the making of modern Judaica, which spread from there to other communities. (Image copyright Israel Museum, Jerusalem; work copyright Segal’s estate, purchased by Ari Ackerman Fund)