The Judah Museum was created in 2007 thanks to the Townhall of Iznajar, the Rafael Botí Plasitc Arts Foundation and the Cultural Association Judah Populus Iudici. The Judah represents the jewish people back in Christ´s times, appearing in most of the Holy Weeks processional parades in Iznajar, with emphasis on the Holly Friday. This tradition comes from the XVIIth century, when the Jews were part of de Father Jesus Nazareno Brotherhood and participated in the so called “Paso Antiguo” (Antique Move), representing the Passion in the streets in opposition to ecclesiastical authorities, leading to its prohibition a few years later. In 1984 the Judah Populus Iudici Cultural Association was created, in charge of taking up the traditional representation and bring back to the streets what has been formerly prohibited.
In this Museum-room, we can appreciate the Jewish outfit, similar to the one used back in times in the processional parades. The Judah procession is led by Pilatos, Claudia Prócula-Procola, two writers commonly named “Moñitos”, and two children. The organization is graded in the following way: the capitans and túnica players, the “Tirao” figure, whom´s function consists in keeping the “Maladrones” united with a large rope and finaly, is the town crier or “Pregonero”.
Finally, stands the Simon Cirineo figure, belonging to the Apostles Brotherhood (dressed with jewish clothing) and the four “Sayones”, guarding Christ´s image.