Articles in Category: Kestenbaum

Fine Judaica Auction
June 20, 2013 Kestenbaum & Company

Written on June 16, 2013

German Silver & Enamel Kiddush Cup
Judaica Auctions and the exhibition that precede them at Kestenbaum & Company are always a cornucopia of aesthetic delights.  The sheer variety and overall quality of the ceremonial objects and works of art make the exhibition and catalogue a museum-like experience. The current exhibition from June 16 through June 19th (Sunday – Noon – 6pm; Monday – Wednesday – 10am – 6pm) is no exception.  

Had Gadya
Harbinger of the Future

Written on March 22, 2004

The World Outside 1953 by Dantzic

Had Gadya, the playful, threatening and ultimately reassuring song that ends many Seder evenings among Ashkenazi Jews, has a long history in the Haggada. It emerged from German folk songs to be first printed in the Prague Haggada of 1595. The classic commentators have equated the kid with the Jewish people and each succeeding animal as an oppressor of Israel from the cat representing Assyria to the Angel of Death representing the Turks.

Fine Judaica at Kestenbaum & Co
imes Of Hope, Seasons Of Despair

Written on March 05, 2003

Gilt Tooled Leather Binding; Chumash published in Antwerp, 1573, (Lot 53) Courtesy of Kestenbaum and Co.

The auction of fine judaica at Kestenbaum & Company unfolds a quilt of diverse Jewish history. As they are auctioned off to the highest bidder, the saga of the Jewish people is traced in these objects and in their stories; from the most scandalous accusations to the most fundamental hope.