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Torah Binders of the Judah Magnes Museum. Torah Binders of the Judah Magnes Museum.
by Eis, Ruth.

Publisher Information:
The Judah L. Magnes Museum Berkeley, CA 1979

Quarto, paper covers, 80 pp., b/w and color illustrations, list of binders, map, glossary, select bibliography

One of the few works on this subject. Torah binders or wimpels are textiles made from the cloth which covers the new-born male during the circumcision ceremony. This is largely a phenomenon of the Jews of the German speaking lands. These cloths were cut into (usually) narrow ribbons and embroidered with a notice of the details of the birth and with decorative illustrations and designs. They were then used as a cinch to tie the two sides of the Torah scroll together when the Torah was placed back in the ark.


Language: English Language
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softbound
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 29397

Price: $4.95

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