Words and thoughts
Jewish culture has always been a culture of the word, a culture of the book. Studying religious literature and interpreting writings have always served as its foundation. In the modern times, after Jewish life had expanded beyond the strictly religious community, the tradition was kept alive in the flourishing Jewish literature and academic achievements in humanities. The Legacy gallery and the publication accompanying its opening put a spotlight on some of the most prominent writers who created in Yiddish, Polish, and Hebrew; historians researching Jewish, Polish, or world history; as well as representatives of other fields in humanities – sociology, philosophy, psychology – whose work aligns with the centuries-long tradition of words and thoughts.