Home
    Under Reconstruction!
Object Alone

Obj. ID: 40270
Jewish printed books
  Mazkeret, Breslau, 1836

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Unknown,

This text was prepared by William Gross: Bi-lingual Hebrew-Judeo-German eulogy at the placement of the metzevah (headstone) for Zirl Rachel, daughter of R. Michael Shimon May, wife of R. Mordecai ben Aryeh Loewenstamm. R. Mei’s name is in large letters and below in a smaller font it informs that Zerel Rahel was the wife of R. Loewenstein. The form and text of the metzevah is reproduced. The eulogy is a learned discourse in two columns, the inner column Hebrew in square unvocalized letters, the outer column in Judeo-German, also ion square letters. The text begins with the verse “And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave to this day” (Genesis 35:20). It continues that the stone that we have put today for a remembrance on the grave can be understood in Hebrew in three ways: Metzevah, Ziyyon, and Nefesh. Metzevah is from the verse “And Jacob set a pillar. . . .” which comes from metzv, to stand and metzav, to place, for one places it for a continuous remembrance; Ziyyon is from the verse “then he shall set up a sign (ziyyon) by it” (Ezekiel 39:15) because it marks the place. R. Loewenstamm explains Nefesh and continues in this vein, so that Mazkeret is a learned and moving eulogy for his wife.
Bound with B.2537 and B.2539.

1 image(s)

sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Mazkeret | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1836
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Paper, Ink, Letterpress
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
16.2 cm
Length
Width
10.3 cm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
|
Author of description
|
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
|
Language Editor
|
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.