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  (XI) Obj. ID: 3649 Or Torah Alms Box,, Tunisia, 19th century. // Unknown edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects


2 Name/Title Or Torah Alms Box | Unknown
3a Object Alms box
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 19th century
6 Period Hussenite period
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community North African | Tunisian | Djerba | Djerba, Hara al-Kabira
|
9 Collection Tunisia | Sc_092
| 25
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1997
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 850-23
19 Remarks
20 Description

The rectangular, green alms box is topped by a gabled roof. A door with an elongated handle at its left is fixed on its front facet. An inscription in square letters is attached to it, above a lock, and reads:

 "אור/ תורה."

"The light of the Torah" (see: Remarks: no. 1).

A protruding groove for inserting the coins is placed at the center of the roof while a ring for the hanging the box is attached to the roof's upper edge.


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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
Wood
Structure: sawn
Decoration: paint
Bonding: nailed, glue, hinges
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Height: 175 mm
Width: 106mm
Depth: 85 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
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
  1. Two main communal institutions were active in Djerba, during the 19th and 20th centuries: Or Torah (The light of the Torah) and Bikur Holim (Sick Visiting Society). Both organizations supported the poor in both niebourhoods, who could not afford to pay for studies or for medical care. The Or Torah was responsible to maintain the students who studied Torah in junior school (Talmud Torah) as well as in a Talmudic college (Yeshiva).
        The Tunisian governmental laws prohibited communal taxations, and thus, the organizations were considered part of the Jewish Committee. Each institution placed alms boxes in the synagogues around theIsland, and the donations were collected for the benefit of the poor.
  2. Due to the Or Torah organization, many Jews gained education and became important scholars. For the importance of the institution and the alms boxes system, see: HaCohen, Brith Kehunah, Orah Hayim, 26, pp. 183-184; Mazuz, Yahadut, 1978, p. 83; Hadad, Yalkut, 1987, p. 11. 
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Moses, Chalphon, HaCohen. Brith Kehunah. Djerba, 1941. In Hebrew. • Boaz, Hadad. Yalkut Zichronot. Lod: Haberman Pub.1987. In Hebrew. • Mazuz, Yehonathan. Yahadut Ha-i Djerba. Safed: Ma'or HaGalil. 1978. In Hebrew.
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
3649
48 Temp: Addenda
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Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Efrat Assaf-Shapira 49a
50 Researcher 01.04; 03.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Simona Gronemann 05.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

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(XXII) ID: 23970 Or Torah Alms Box, , Tunisia, 19th century edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 23970 Or Torah Alms Box, , Tunisia, 19th century edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Or Torah Alms Box | Unknown
3a Object Alms box
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 19th century
6 Period Hussenite period
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community North African | Tunisian | Djerba | Djerba, Hara al-Kabira
|
9 Collection Tunisia | Sc_092
| 25
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1997
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The rectangular, green alms box is topped by a gabled roof. A door with an elongated handle at its left is fixed on its front facet. An inscription in square letters is attached to it, above a lock, and reads:

 "אור/ תורה."

"The light of the Torah" (see: Remarks: no. 1).

A protruding groove for inserting the coins is placed at the center of the roof while a ring for the hanging the box is attached to the roof's upper edge.

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
Wood
Structure: sawn
Decoration: paint
Bonding: nailed, glue, hinges
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Height: 175 mm
Width: 106mm
Depth: 85 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
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
  1. Two main communal institutions were active in Djerba, during the 19th and 20th centuries: Or Torah (The light of the Torah) and Bikur Holim (Sick Visiting Society). Both organizations supported the poor in both niebourhoods, who could not afford to pay for studies or for medical care. The Or Torah was responsible to maintain the students who studied Torah in junior school (Talmud Torah) as well as in a Talmudic college (Yeshiva).
        The Tunisian governmental laws prohibited communal taxations, and thus, the organizations were considered part of the Jewish Committee. Each institution placed alms boxes in the synagogues around theIsland, and the donations were collected for the benefit of the poor.
  2. Due to the Or Torah organization, many Jews gained education and became important scholars. For the importance of the institution and the alms boxes system, see: HaCohen, Brith Kehunah, Orah Hayim, 26, pp. 183-184; Mazuz, Yahadut, 1978, p. 83; Hadad, Yalkut, 1987, p. 11. 
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Moses, Chalphon, HaCohen. Brith Kehunah. Djerba, 1941. In Hebrew. • Boaz, Hadad. Yalkut Zichronot. Lod: Haberman Pub.1987. In Hebrew. • Mazuz, Yehonathan. Yahadut Ha-i Djerba. Safed: Ma'or HaGalil. 1978. In Hebrew.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
0096087
45 Temp: Batch Number
0096 | 087
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
23970
48 Temp: Addenda
850857.DOC

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Efrat Assaf-Shapira 49a
50 Researcher 01.04; 03.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Simona Gronemann 05.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 106142 Or Torah Alms Box, , Tunisia, 19th century edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 106142 Or Torah Alms Box, , Tunisia, 19th century edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Or Torah Alms Box | Unknown
3a Object Alms box
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 19th century
6 Period Hussenite period
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community North African | Tunisian | Djerba | Djerba, Hara al-Kabira
|
9 Collection Tunisia | Sc_092
| 25
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1997
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S139397
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
Wood
Structure: sawn
Decoration: paint
Bonding: nailed, glue, hinges
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Height: 175 mm
Width: 106mm
Depth: 85 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
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
  1. Two main communal institutions were active in Djerba, during the 19th and 20th centuries: Or Torah (The light of the Torah) and Bikur Holim (Sick Visiting Society). Both organizations supported the poor in both niebourhoods, who could not afford to pay for studies or for medical care. The Or Torah was responsible to maintain the students who studied Torah in junior school (Talmud Torah) as well as in a Talmudic college (Yeshiva).
        The Tunisian governmental laws prohibited communal taxations, and thus, the organizations were considered part of the Jewish Committee. Each institution placed alms boxes in the synagogues around theIsland, and the donations were collected for the benefit of the poor.
  2. Due to the Or Torah organization, many Jews gained education and became important scholars. For the importance of the institution and the alms boxes system, see: HaCohen, Brith Kehunah, Orah Hayim, 26, pp. 183-184; Mazuz, Yahadut, 1978, p. 83; Hadad, Yalkut, 1987, p. 11. 
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Moses, Chalphon, HaCohen. Brith Kehunah. Djerba, 1941. In Hebrew. • Boaz, Hadad. Yalkut Zichronot. Lod: Haberman Pub.1987. In Hebrew. • Mazuz, Yehonathan. Yahadut Ha-i Djerba. Safed: Ma'or HaGalil. 1978. In Hebrew.
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
106142
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Efrat Assaf-Shapira 49a
50 Researcher 01.04; 03.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Simona Gronemann 05.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 106143 Or Torah Alms Box, Description, Tunisia, 19th century edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 106143 Or Torah Alms Box, Description, Tunisia, 19th century edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Or Torah Alms Box | Unknown
3a Object Alms box
3b Object Detail Description
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 19th century
6 Period Hussenite period
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community North African | Tunisian | Djerba | Djerba, Hara al-Kabira
|
9 Collection Tunisia | Sc_092
| 25
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. 851-18
19a Scan No. S139400
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
Wood
Structure: sawn
Decoration: paint
Bonding: nailed, glue, hinges
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Height: 175 mm
Width: 106mm
Depth: 85 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
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
  1. Two main communal institutions were active in Djerba, during the 19th and 20th centuries: Or Torah (The light of the Torah) and Bikur Holim (Sick Visiting Society). Both organizations supported the poor in both niebourhoods, who could not afford to pay for studies or for medical care. The Or Torah was responsible to maintain the students who studied Torah in junior school (Talmud Torah) as well as in a Talmudic college (Yeshiva).
        The Tunisian governmental laws prohibited communal taxations, and thus, the organizations were considered part of the Jewish Committee. Each institution placed alms boxes in the synagogues around theIsland, and the donations were collected for the benefit of the poor.
  2. Due to the Or Torah organization, many Jews gained education and became important scholars. For the importance of the institution and the alms boxes system, see: HaCohen, Brith Kehunah, Orah Hayim, 26, pp. 183-184; Mazuz, Yahadut, 1978, p. 83; Hadad, Yalkut, 1987, p. 11. 
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Moses, Chalphon, HaCohen. Brith Kehunah. Djerba, 1941. In Hebrew. • Boaz, Hadad. Yalkut Zichronot. Lod: Haberman Pub.1987. In Hebrew. • Mazuz, Yehonathan. Yahadut Ha-i Djerba. Safed: Ma'or HaGalil. 1978. In Hebrew.
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
106143
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Efrat Assaf-Shapira 49a
50 Researcher 01.04; 03.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Simona Gronemann 05.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 106144 Or Torah Alms Box, Description, Tunisia, 19th century edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 106144 Or Torah Alms Box, Description, Tunisia, 19th century edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Or Torah Alms Box | Unknown
3a Object Alms box
3b Object Detail Description
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 19th century
6 Period Hussenite period
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community North African | Tunisian | Djerba | Djerba, Hara al-Kabira
|
9 Collection Tunisia | Sc_092
| 25
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. 851-18
19a Scan No. S139401
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
Wood
Structure: sawn
Decoration: paint
Bonding: nailed, glue, hinges
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Height: 175 mm
Width: 106mm
Depth: 85 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
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
  1. Two main communal institutions were active in Djerba, during the 19th and 20th centuries: Or Torah (The light of the Torah) and Bikur Holim (Sick Visiting Society). Both organizations supported the poor in both niebourhoods, who could not afford to pay for studies or for medical care. The Or Torah was responsible to maintain the students who studied Torah in junior school (Talmud Torah) as well as in a Talmudic college (Yeshiva).
        The Tunisian governmental laws prohibited communal taxations, and thus, the organizations were considered part of the Jewish Committee. Each institution placed alms boxes in the synagogues around theIsland, and the donations were collected for the benefit of the poor.
  2. Due to the Or Torah organization, many Jews gained education and became important scholars. For the importance of the institution and the alms boxes system, see: HaCohen, Brith Kehunah, Orah Hayim, 26, pp. 183-184; Mazuz, Yahadut, 1978, p. 83; Hadad, Yalkut, 1987, p. 11. 
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Moses, Chalphon, HaCohen. Brith Kehunah. Djerba, 1941. In Hebrew. • Boaz, Hadad. Yalkut Zichronot. Lod: Haberman Pub.1987. In Hebrew. • Mazuz, Yehonathan. Yahadut Ha-i Djerba. Safed: Ma'or HaGalil. 1978. In Hebrew.
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
106144
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Efrat Assaf-Shapira 49a
50 Researcher 01.04; 03.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Simona Gronemann 05.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 106145 Or Torah Alms Box, Field documentation, Tunisia, 19th century edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 106145 Or Torah Alms Box, Field documentation, Tunisia, 19th century edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Or Torah Alms Box | Unknown
3a Object Alms box
3b Object Detail Field documentation
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 19th century
6 Period Hussenite period
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community North African | Tunisian | Djerba | Djerba, Hara al-Kabira
|
9 Collection Tunisia | Sc_092
| 25
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. 851-18
19a Scan No. S139398
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
Wood
Structure: sawn
Decoration: paint
Bonding: nailed, glue, hinges
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Height: 175 mm
Width: 106mm
Depth: 85 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
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
  1. Two main communal institutions were active in Djerba, during the 19th and 20th centuries: Or Torah (The light of the Torah) and Bikur Holim (Sick Visiting Society). Both organizations supported the poor in both niebourhoods, who could not afford to pay for studies or for medical care. The Or Torah was responsible to maintain the students who studied Torah in junior school (Talmud Torah) as well as in a Talmudic college (Yeshiva).
        The Tunisian governmental laws prohibited communal taxations, and thus, the organizations were considered part of the Jewish Committee. Each institution placed alms boxes in the synagogues around theIsland, and the donations were collected for the benefit of the poor.
  2. Due to the Or Torah organization, many Jews gained education and became important scholars. For the importance of the institution and the alms boxes system, see: HaCohen, Brith Kehunah, Orah Hayim, 26, pp. 183-184; Mazuz, Yahadut, 1978, p. 83; Hadad, Yalkut, 1987, p. 11. 
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Moses, Chalphon, HaCohen. Brith Kehunah. Djerba, 1941. In Hebrew. • Boaz, Hadad. Yalkut Zichronot. Lod: Haberman Pub.1987. In Hebrew. • Mazuz, Yehonathan. Yahadut Ha-i Djerba. Safed: Ma'or HaGalil. 1978. In Hebrew.
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
106145
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Efrat Assaf-Shapira 49a
50 Researcher 01.04; 03.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Simona Gronemann 05.11 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 106146 Or Torah Alms Box, Field documentation, Tunisia, 19th century edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 106146 Or Torah Alms Box, Field documentation, Tunisia, 19th century edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Or Torah Alms Box | Unknown
3a Object Alms box
3b Object Detail Field documentation
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 19th century
6 Period Hussenite period
7 Origin Tunisia
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8 Community North African | Tunisian | Djerba | Djerba, Hara al-Kabira
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9 Collection Tunisia | Sc_092
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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. 851-18
19a Scan No. S139399
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
Wood
Structure: sawn
Decoration: paint
Bonding: nailed, glue, hinges
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
Height: 175 mm
Width: 106mm
Depth: 85 mm
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
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
  1. Two main communal institutions were active in Djerba, during the 19th and 20th centuries: Or Torah (The light of the Torah) and Bikur Holim (Sick Visiting Society). Both organizations supported the poor in both niebourhoods, who could not afford to pay for studies or for medical care. The Or Torah was responsible to maintain the students who studied Torah in junior school (Talmud Torah) as well as in a Talmudic college (Yeshiva).
        The Tunisian governmental laws prohibited communal taxations, and thus, the organizations were considered part of the Jewish Committee. Each institution placed alms boxes in the synagogues around theIsland, and the donations were collected for the benefit of the poor.
  2. Due to the Or Torah organization, many Jews gained education and became important scholars. For the importance of the institution and the alms boxes system, see: HaCohen, Brith Kehunah, Orah Hayim, 26, pp. 183-184; Mazuz, Yahadut, 1978, p. 83; Hadad, Yalkut, 1987, p. 11. 
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
• Moses, Chalphon, HaCohen. Brith Kehunah. Djerba, 1941. In Hebrew. • Boaz, Hadad. Yalkut Zichronot. Lod: Haberman Pub.1987. In Hebrew. • Mazuz, Yehonathan. Yahadut Ha-i Djerba. Safed: Ma'or HaGalil. 1978. In Hebrew.
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
106146
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Efrat Assaf-Shapira 49a
50 Researcher 01.04; 03.11 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Simona Gronemann 05.11 54a
55 Donor 55a