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(VII) Img. ID: 5064 Marot Ha-sulam Synagogue (Beit Ha-Midrash Neve Tzedek Le-Adat Ha-Prushim), Tel Aviv - Torah ark, , Tel Aviv, 1914 edit  
Category: Jewish Architecture

General Document

2 Name/Title Marot Ha-sulam Synagogue (Beit Ha-Midrash Neve Tzedek Le-Adat Ha-Prushim), Tel Aviv - Torah ark | Unknown
3a Object Torah ark
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1914
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Israel/Eretz Israel | Tel Aviv
| Neve Zedek neighborhood, 18 Shimon Rokah St.
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Tel Aviv
| 18 Shimon Rokah St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Garland |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. 049076
20 Description

The Torah ark is a frestanding, rectangular cupboard located on a raised balustrade platform approached by a three steps.

It consists of two tiers and over hanging entablature. Each tier has two doors.

The upper and main doors are flanked by apair of pillassters which are suppurted by wide bases decorated with vases and scrolls. On top of the pilastes, on both sided of the entablature. are square capitals decorated with a similar pattern.

The entablature is decorated with a curtain-like design.

The lower doors bear a dedicatory inscription which inscribed in four rows. In square filled letters it is read:

“The donation of the Gorodensig brothers for the exaltation of the soul of their father Avraham Yosef son of Eliahu of blessed Memory and their mother Mrs. Pesha daughter of Yosef, the Year (5) 674 (1914)”.

On top of the entablature are square Tables of the Covenant inscribed with the beginning words of the ten commandments. Two rampant lions which face each other support the tablets. An amphora-like finial flanks the lions, surmounting each of the capitals.

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure carved
25b Material Decoration painted
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription painted
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height (overall exluding balustrade): 3.70 m
26b Length
26c Width 2.25 m
26d Depth 0.72 m
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks

Similar types of Torah arks are found in the neighboring synagogues, Kehal Hasidim (dated by its inscription after 1923) and Ohel Yitzhak (dated to 1959).

38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
The Gorodensig brothers donated the Torah ark four years ofter the foundation of the synagogue.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Damaged: the two pairs of pilasters which supported the entablature are missing, as are the lions and the tables of the Covenant which once decorated the top of the ark.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
049 | 076
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Michael Tal 1993 49a
50 Researcher Michael Tal 1997 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a