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Obj. ID: 525
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  Torah case, 1917

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The wooden torah^case consists of a body and a crown.## The cylindrical body is covered with silver sheets decorated with foliate rhombuses, each bearing a floral motif. The upper and lower borders are encircled by friezes bearing a dedicatory inscription. The dedicatory inscription on the body starts at the upper border from the front right of the body. It is repousse in outline letters and reads: תיק זה וסת')ספר תורה( שבו למנו')למנוחת( המרו')המרוחמת(הזקנה % חביבה אשת המ')המרוחם( הז')הזקן(אהרון יעקב כרמוש "This case and the Torah scroll inside it is for the repose of the (?) and elder Haviva, wife of the (?)and elder Aaron Jacob Carmoush. The inscription continues on the lower border from the front of the case: על מנת בכל מקום שירצו בעלי הסת' )הספר תורה(להו )להוציאו(% ולהניחו למקומו')למקומות( אחרים הרשו' )הרשות( בידם וב'כ' )ובידי באי כוחם( "If the owners of the Torah scroll wish to transfer it to other places, they or their representatives may do so." The body's upper borders are surmounted by a pierced lily-like crenellation. The case is opened by two silver hook clasps. There are two pairs of hinges at the back. The inner face is covered by silk. There are two round insert holes for the rods. The onion shape crown consists of a main section, a crest and an apex.## The main section is covered by silver sheets which continue the pattern of rhombuses separated by vertical strips with a vegetal motif. An undulating crest is mounted over the crown. The crest is decorated with strips of a foliate pattern alternating with with plain strips. The inside is decorated with a floral border. The crest is surmounted by a bud-shaped apex. Ten rings are fixed around the centre of the crest, carrying chains with slit,drop-shaped bells. ##Two iron rimon mounts are fixed on the crown.## Two dedicatory plaques made of silver, in the shape of the crown are attached to the inner face. The dedicatory inscription in the inner side of the crown has six lines, is repousse in outline letters and reads from the right: וזאת##התורה אשר##שם משה לפני##בני ישראל##תיק זה וסת')ספר תורה( ## שבו למנוחת Deut. 4:44##followed by: "This case## and the Torah scroll inside it##is for the repose of"##Continues on the left side of the crown: האשה המרו' )המרוחמת( הזקנה##חביבה אשת##אהרון יעקב##כרמוש תנצב'##שנת תרעז)7191( " The elder and(?) Haviva, wife of Aaron Jacob Carmoush may her soul be bound up in the bond of life (int.), the year (5)677 (1917) Under the inscription on the crown is a one line inscription on each half of the case, starting on the inner right half and continuing on the inner left half: נפטרת יום ג' ח' % טבת שנת תרעז' Passed away, Tuesday, the eighth of Tevet (5)677 (18.1. 1917)
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