An Alternative Guide to

Judiska Museet
"Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, and it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness."
Light is good, indeed. The absence of itself poses an existential question: if it’s not visible, is it real? Without it, would all cease to exist? Throughout Jewish history light has played a central part in storytelling – as a symbol of divinity but also a symbol of hope. The Menorah, the Burning Bush, Hanukkah are some examples, to name a few.

The beauty of light is its invisibility. One can only see it in relation to its recipient, the reflectance. Communication works the same way. Stories work the same way. They travel through time and space, some of them are preserved in literature – The Torah, The Talmud, The Tanakh. Some stories are better told directly, from mouth to ear. Some of them are never told.

This digital guide celebrates the ancient tradition of light and storytelling in Jewish Culture. Visitors at Judiska museet are invited to share their stories and personal reflections of the exhibition, their life, or perhaps about something else. Anyway, the light will keep traveling, through space and time, still delivering messages for the one who wants to be illuminated.

Take part of the four messages below by pressing play. Follow the instructions given to fully get the experience.