Elizabeth Taylor’s Chanukah menorah


Elizabeth Taylor’s personal menorahs, purchased at her estate sale, will be displayed throughout the holiday season along with a menorah exhibition in J. Greenstein Gallery’s window. Elizabeth Taylor, the iconic actress, converted to Judaism in March 1959 in order to marry Eddie Fisher. Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s original passport and some of Alan Dershowitz’s collection of the Dreyfus affair ephemera will also be on display and auctioned off. The auction is scheduled for Sunday, January 17 at noon.

Jonathan Greenstein, founder and president of J. Greenstein and Co., has said, “This auction features items that represent over 100 years of Jewish heritage; from 1700s Eastern Europe to Hollywood in the middle of the 20th century, it truly shows how far we’ve come as a people.”

Greenstein & Company, Inc. was founded in 2004 by antique Judaica expert Jonathan Greenstein. For over 30 years, since the age of 14, Jonathan has been the “go-to guy” when it comes to authenticating antique Judaica. The gallery holds a number of Judaica auctions each year and has collectors, museums, and other institutions that purchase these ritual objects to build their collections of Jewish art. J. Greenstein & Company, Inc. Auction house is exceptionally well-respected as experts in antique Judaica and Jewish art.

Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s passport

Greenstein is the founder, president, and expert-in-charge at J. Greenstein and Company, Inc. in Cedarhurst, New York. It is a boutique auction house that sells Judaica and Jewish-themed art. Jonathan has been featured on CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, NBC News with Chuck Scarborough, KTLA Television, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, the New Yorker, the Atlanta Commercial Appeal, the Forward, Reform Judaism Magazine, the Observer, Art Market Magazine, the Miami Herald, Long Island Business News, the Jewish Voice, the Jewish Week, the Times of Israel, the American Bar Association Journal, the Jewish Link, Jewish Business News, the Nassau Herald, the Five Towns Jewish Times, the Huffington Post, the Robb Report, the Motley Fool, CBSNY, the Texas Jewish Herald, and many others. His auction house is famous for auctioning Sammy Davis Jr.’s personal menorah, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s piano, as well as Professor Alan Dershowitz’s Judaica collection. In addition, during the Madoff scandal, he was made famous for selling Rabbi Alexander Schindler’s Judaica pro-bono for his widow.

Jonathan is also a columnist in Hamodia and writes on art and culture for the Algemeiner Journal and is a frequent guest on Fox Business News with Stuart Varney.

J. Greenstein and Company, Inc. is located at 417 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. Call 516-395-2931 or visit JGreenstein.com to learn more.


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