NEW YORK — It was a record-breaking event — again.

The American Friends of the Israel Museum held its annual gala at the Waldorf Astoria here Monday, raising$1.9 million.

The theme, Gala To Life, celebrated the Museum’s Judaica collection, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world, ranging from the early Middle Ages to contemporary times and including the 13th-century complete handwritten Bible from Soria in Spain, as well as the First Nuremberg Haggadah from 1449.

Keeping with the theme of the evening, the Metropolitan Klezmer orchestra performed during dinner, and guests wrote wishes on slips of paper, to be taken to Israel and placed in the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

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