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The Renaissance speaks Hebrew


The 'Renaissance speaks Hebrew' recounts an intellectual season of artistic turmoil, elegant life in the Courts, ideas and new creative impulses in wich the Jews actively participated.
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For the first time ever, the exhibition brings together some of the masterpieces of art in wich the Hebrew language occupies a central place ina Judaism is a source of inspiration, such as: the Holy family and the family of Saint John the Baptist by Andrea Mantegna, the Birth of the Virgin by Vittore Carpaccio, Christ Disputing with the Doctors in the Temple by Ludovico Mazzolino, the Prophet Elijah and The Prophet Elisha by Il Sassetta.

The MEIS explores the encounters and the mutual influences with the majority Christian culture, but also the clashes, controversies and discrimination.

There is no Italian Renaissance withou Judaism. And there is no Italian Judaism without yhe Renaissance.


MEIS - Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah - Via Piangipane 81 - Ferrara


From April, 12th to September 22nd, 2019


From Tuesday to Sunday: from 10.00 to 18.00.
Closed on Monday.

In the same hours, the MEIShop, the library, the cataloging center and the teaching laboratories of the Museum will also be open.

Closing days

  • Monday


– Full price: euro 10.00;
– Reduced price: euro 8.00 (MyFe card, from 6 to 18 years old);
– Schools: euro 5.00. Free ICOM members.


  • Up to age 6
  • Disabled persons with one accompanying person
  • Tourist guides
  • Journalists
  • Conscripts
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