Take Home a Piece of Jewish History with Israel Museum Gifts
Home to the world's largest collection of Jewish and Israeli art and archaeology, the Israel Museum is among the best encyclopedic museums in the world. Its fabulous collection of rare artifacts encompasses an enormous physical history of the Jewish people, allowing you to view life through our ancestors' eyes and experience the astounding diversity of cultures that led to Judaism as we know it.
The Israel Museum also produces many replicas, adaptations, and prints based on their impressive collection of Jewish artifacts - which means you can purchase a unique and meaningful piece of Jewish history for your own home! Our store carries a range of amazing Israel Museum products, and we’ve put together the below guide to help you learn more about these very special pieces.
They make interesting and unique gifts for any occasion, and will inspire the lucky recipient to connect with their heritage in a special way and learn more about the Jewish people's incredible journey through time!
Robert Indiana created a Hebrew version of his acclaimed "LOVE" statue - "Ahava" - especially for the Israel Museum, where it was installed in 1977. The Museum has a great range of "Ahava" themed products, so you can enjoy Israel's favorite iconic statue and spread its message of love wherever you are!
❤︎ We love this bold Ahava bookend available in 7 different vibrant colors to brighten up your home with a contemporary sense of style.
❤︎ We love the Museum's love-themed jewelry like this chic Ahava silver and leather bracelet and this stunning Ahava sterling silver necklace, available with a range of chain lengths and great as a gift for a loved one.
One of the oldest Jewish traditions is the wearing or carrying of various kinds of amulets to ward off the "evil eye" and in hopes of bringing health and happiness to the wearer. The Israel Museum provides a gorgeous collection of wearable amulet jewelry inspired by artifacts found all over the world and from a range of historical eras. They each come with a certificate of authenticity and a description of their historical background in English and Hebrew.
❤︎ We love this red leather amulet bracelet with a sterling silver charm that resembles a Hebrew healing amulet from 18th- to 19th-century Persia.
❤︎ We love connecting to ancient Jewish history with this handmade silver necklace featuring a replica of a 2600-year-old plaque with the words of the Priestly Benediction, which was excavated in Jerusalem and dates to the First Temple era!
The Dead Sea Scrolls are the most significant archaeological find ever to be unearthed in Israel, extraordinarily well-preserved and providing some of the oldest Hebrew Bible manuscripts in existence and a rare glimpse into ancient Jewish life. They are now housed at the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, and you can learn more about these stunning artifacts with the Museum's series of Dead Sea Scrolls-themed merchandise.
❤︎ We love this educational Dead Sea Scrolls set, featuring a replica of one of the scrolls, a model of the original jar it was found in, and an educational booklet.
Based on ancient Jewish designs discovered in a range of locales around the world, the Israel Museum's jewelry collection includes some of the most beautiful and rare Jewish jewelry on the planet. The pieces often feature traditional Jewish symbols like hamsas or the Star of David, or replicate antique healing amulets or other artifacts. Any of these extraordinary items would make a special and unique gift for someone you love!
❤︎ We love this silver hamsa necklace replicating a traditional Jewish amulet from 19th-century North Africa, and this silver Star of David necklace with the Hebrew inscription "El Shaddai" for one of the names of God.
The Israel Museum also creates stunning replicas and adaptations of Judaica artifacts from Jewish communities around the world and throughout history. Bring a special meaning and historical connection to your Jewish rituals with beautifully crafted, fully functional Hanukkah menorahs, shabbat candlesticks, mezuzah cases, Passover seder plates, and more. Every historical piece comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Museum and a description of its historical background.
❤︎ We love these brass shabbat candlesticks recreating a classic 19th-century Polish design, and this pewter mezuzah case based on the intricate silver book binding found on 17th-century German Bibles.
Our collection of Israel Museum items also includes a series of posters and prints of artworks by famous Jewish artists, some of which feature uniquely Israeli themes. Adorn your home and show your Jewish pride through some incredible Jewish art!
❤︎ We love this colorful print of the famous "Come to Palestine" poster made by Ze'ev Raban in 1929 to encourage tourism to the Land of Israel, then part of British Mandatory Palestine.
❤︎ We love this reproduction of the 1923 "Overland Desert Mail" poster advertising the famous Nairn Transport Company that operated in the Land of Israel and throughout the Middle East from the 1920s through the 1950s.
The Israel Museum has published a number of excellent books based on some of their exhibits and other fascinating topics in Jewish history. Beautifully illustrated and endlessly informative, they make excellent additions to your Jewish bookshelf and perfect gifts for anyone with a passion for Jewish or Israeli history!
❤︎ We love "A World Apart Next Door" on the lives and history of Hasidic Jews, based on the Israel Museum's 2012 exhibit of the same name.
❤︎ We love exploring the Second Temple era with this richly illustrated book on the model of ancient Jerusalem and the Temple that resides in the Museum, and this detailed volume dedicated to Herod the Great, Israel’s greatest builder.