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  (XI) Obj. ID: 19268 The Rachel Sis case (see: History),, Tunisia, . // Unknown edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects


2 Name/Title The Rachel Sis case (see: History) | Unknown
3a Object Torah case
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
6 Period Husseinite Dynasty under French Rule (1881-1956)
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Tunisia
| Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
8 Community Unknown | Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
9 Collection Israel | Ramle | Sc_026
| 3
9b Documentation/
Research project
Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1986
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 119-15
19 Remarks
20 Description

The prismatic Torah case consists of a body and a coronet.

The case opens in the centre on the front facet, forming two halves joined in the back by a steady facet.

The body comprises twelve facets and is encircled, at its upper and lower edges, by two wooden stepped strips, creating two friezes.

A dedication silver plaque is attached to the front left side. It is written in Hebrew square linear letters, and reads:

"רחל סיס/ בת רבי/ יעקב כטורזה."

"Rachel Sis, the daughter of R. Jacob Katorza" (see: History).

Each facet is of plain wood. 

The coronet is composed of twelve units, which continue the body's facets (figs. 1, 2). Each unit is made of a plain fleur-de-lis.

The inner face of the Torah case is of plain wood (fig. 1). Each half has a double shelf at its bottom and top. The bottom is blocked by a board with a rectangular hole for elevating the Torah and several round holes; the top is similarly blocked, but without the holes.  

Two holes for inserting the Torah staves appear at the bottom and top.


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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
silver
25a Material Structure sawed, carved
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding nailed, hinged, glued
25d Material Inscription engraved
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 810 mm (body), 135 mm (coronet)
26b Length
26c Width 387 mm (body)
26d Depth
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Rachel Sis was the daughter of R. Jacob Katorza from Sus in Southern Tunisia. Following a revelation of a woman-saint known as Al-Gtar, she established in the 1920s a pilgrimage site near Gafsa to venerate the saint (for the story about the saint, see: Reader's desk, Ai-Gtar Synagogue; see also: Shabtay, BiZkhut, 1999, p. 13-14; Pérez-Cohen, L'écho, 2007, pp. 197-230). In the 1950s this site was relocated to Ramla by Polet Bokobza, the adopted daughter of Rachel Sis. During the years and due to the revelation she experienced, people attributed Sis some of the miraculous abilities of the saint. When the Al-Gtar Synagogue was established in Ramla, Rachel's Torah case was transferred to the synagogue and was endowed with sacred and miraculous qualities. A dispute between the founder and the family who keeps the synagogue led to the transfer of the pilgrimage site to another site, and the sacred Torah scroll with its case was not found. However, our documentation indicates that it was transferred to a third location.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Intact
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
19268
48 Temp: Addenda
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Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Mimi Lavie; Ariella Amar 03.86; 06.11 49a
50 Researcher Ariella Amar 06.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 06.11 53a
54 Editor Dvora Sax 11.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

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(XXII) ID: 195306 The Rachel Sis case (see: History), , Tunisia, edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 195306 The Rachel Sis case (see: History), , Tunisia, edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title The Rachel Sis case (see: History) | Unknown
3a Object Torah case
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
6 Period Husseinite Dynasty under French Rule (1881-1956)
7 Origin Tunisia
| Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
8 Community Unknown | Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
9 Collection Israel | Ramle | Sc_026
| 3
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1986
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S048793
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
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
silver
25a Material Structure sawed, carved
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding nailed, hinged, glued
25d Material Inscription engraved
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 810 mm (body), 135 mm (coronet)
26b Length
26c Width 387 mm (body)
26d Depth
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Rachel Sis was the daughter of R. Jacob Katorza from Sus in Southern Tunisia. Following a revelation of a woman-saint known as Al-Gtar, she established in the 1920s a pilgrimage site near Gafsa to venerate the saint (for the story about the saint, see: Reader's desk, Ai-Gtar Synagogue; see also: Shabtay, BiZkhut, 1999, p. 13-14; Pérez-Cohen, L'écho, 2007, pp. 197-230). In the 1950s this site was relocated to Ramla by Polet Bokobza, the adopted daughter of Rachel Sis. During the years and due to the revelation she experienced, people attributed Sis some of the miraculous abilities of the saint. When the Al-Gtar Synagogue was established in Ramla, Rachel's Torah case was transferred to the synagogue and was endowed with sacred and miraculous qualities. A dispute between the founder and the family who keeps the synagogue led to the transfer of the pilgrimage site to another site, and the sacred Torah scroll with its case was not found. However, our documentation indicates that it was transferred to a third location.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Intact
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
195306
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Mimi Lavie; Ariella Amar 03.86; 06.11 49a
50 Researcher Ariella Amar 06.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 06.11 53a
54 Editor Dvora Sax 11.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 195307 The Rachel Sis case (see: History), , Tunisia, edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 195307 The Rachel Sis case (see: History), , Tunisia, edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title The Rachel Sis case (see: History) | Unknown
3a Object Torah case
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
6 Period Husseinite Dynasty under French Rule (1881-1956)
7 Origin Tunisia
| Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
8 Community Unknown | Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
9 Collection Israel | Ramle | Sc_026
| 3
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1986
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 119-16
19a Scan No. S048794
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
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
silver
25a Material Structure sawed, carved
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding nailed, hinged, glued
25d Material Inscription engraved
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 810 mm (body), 135 mm (coronet)
26b Length
26c Width 387 mm (body)
26d Depth
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Rachel Sis was the daughter of R. Jacob Katorza from Sus in Southern Tunisia. Following a revelation of a woman-saint known as Al-Gtar, she established in the 1920s a pilgrimage site near Gafsa to venerate the saint (for the story about the saint, see: Reader's desk, Ai-Gtar Synagogue; see also: Shabtay, BiZkhut, 1999, p. 13-14; Pérez-Cohen, L'écho, 2007, pp. 197-230). In the 1950s this site was relocated to Ramla by Polet Bokobza, the adopted daughter of Rachel Sis. During the years and due to the revelation she experienced, people attributed Sis some of the miraculous abilities of the saint. When the Al-Gtar Synagogue was established in Ramla, Rachel's Torah case was transferred to the synagogue and was endowed with sacred and miraculous qualities. A dispute between the founder and the family who keeps the synagogue led to the transfer of the pilgrimage site to another site, and the sacred Torah scroll with its case was not found. However, our documentation indicates that it was transferred to a third location.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Intact
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
195307
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Mimi Lavie; Ariella Amar 03.86; 06.11 49a
50 Researcher Ariella Amar 06.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 06.11 53a
54 Editor Dvora Sax 11.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 195308 The Rachel Sis case (see: History), , Tunisia, edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 195308 The Rachel Sis case (see: History), , Tunisia, edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title The Rachel Sis case (see: History) | Unknown
3a Object Torah case
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
6 Period Husseinite Dynasty under French Rule (1881-1956)
7 Origin Tunisia
| Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
8 Community Unknown | Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
9 Collection Israel | Ramle | Sc_026
| 3
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 119-17
19a Scan No. S048795
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
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
silver
25a Material Structure sawed, carved
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding nailed, hinged, glued
25d Material Inscription engraved
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 810 mm (body), 135 mm (coronet)
26b Length
26c Width 387 mm (body)
26d Depth
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Rachel Sis was the daughter of R. Jacob Katorza from Sus in Southern Tunisia. Following a revelation of a woman-saint known as Al-Gtar, she established in the 1920s a pilgrimage site near Gafsa to venerate the saint (for the story about the saint, see: Reader's desk, Ai-Gtar Synagogue; see also: Shabtay, BiZkhut, 1999, p. 13-14; Pérez-Cohen, L'écho, 2007, pp. 197-230). In the 1950s this site was relocated to Ramla by Polet Bokobza, the adopted daughter of Rachel Sis. During the years and due to the revelation she experienced, people attributed Sis some of the miraculous abilities of the saint. When the Al-Gtar Synagogue was established in Ramla, Rachel's Torah case was transferred to the synagogue and was endowed with sacred and miraculous qualities. A dispute between the founder and the family who keeps the synagogue led to the transfer of the pilgrimage site to another site, and the sacred Torah scroll with its case was not found. However, our documentation indicates that it was transferred to a third location.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Intact
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
195308
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Mimi Lavie; Ariella Amar 03.86; 06.11 49a
50 Researcher Ariella Amar 06.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 06.11 53a
54 Editor Dvora Sax 11.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 195309 The Rachel Sis case (see: History), Field documentation, Tunisia, edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 195309 The Rachel Sis case (see: History), Field documentation, Tunisia, edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title The Rachel Sis case (see: History) | Unknown
3a Object Torah case
3b Object Detail Field documentation
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
6 Period Husseinite Dynasty under French Rule (1881-1956)
7 Origin Tunisia
| Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
8 Community Unknown | Tunisia, Sus? Gafsa?
9 Collection Israel | Ramle | Sc_026
| 3
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S109085
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
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
silver
25a Material Structure sawed, carved
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding nailed, hinged, glued
25d Material Inscription engraved
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 810 mm (body), 135 mm (coronet)
26b Length
26c Width 387 mm (body)
26d Depth
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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Rachel Sis was the daughter of R. Jacob Katorza from Sus in Southern Tunisia. Following a revelation of a woman-saint known as Al-Gtar, she established in the 1920s a pilgrimage site near Gafsa to venerate the saint (for the story about the saint, see: Reader's desk, Ai-Gtar Synagogue; see also: Shabtay, BiZkhut, 1999, p. 13-14; Pérez-Cohen, L'écho, 2007, pp. 197-230). In the 1950s this site was relocated to Ramla by Polet Bokobza, the adopted daughter of Rachel Sis. During the years and due to the revelation she experienced, people attributed Sis some of the miraculous abilities of the saint. When the Al-Gtar Synagogue was established in Ramla, Rachel's Torah case was transferred to the synagogue and was endowed with sacred and miraculous qualities. A dispute between the founder and the family who keeps the synagogue led to the transfer of the pilgrimage site to another site, and the sacred Torah scroll with its case was not found. However, our documentation indicates that it was transferred to a third location.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Intact
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
195309
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Mimi Lavie; Ariella Amar 03.86; 06.11 49a
50 Researcher Ariella Amar 06.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 06.11 53a
54 Editor Dvora Sax 11.11 54a
55 Donor 55a