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Obj. ID: 1366
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Parokhet (?), Thessaloniki (Salonika), 1931

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992

The heart shaped dedication was possibly part of a Torah ark curtain.   A stylized crown flanked by two Stars of David, are set on top. A dedication is inscribed in Hebrew and Judeo Spanish (Ladino) in square Hebrew characters, which reads:

"ק"ק (קהל קדוש)/ בית יעקב/ הקדש/ אין מימוריה דיל דיפונטו הבחור/ שנפטר סמוך לחופתו עודנו באבו/ וסבל ייסורים קשים: הר' שמואל אברהם נחמה נ"ע (נוחו עדן)/ ויהי היום י"ט חשון התרצב/ תנצבה."

“(Dedicated to) the Beit Ya'acob Holy Congregation (see: Remarks: no. 2). A Dedication made in memory of the late young man, who past away close to his wedding day, still young, and suffered great torments: Rabbi Samuel Abraham Nehamah, May he rest in Eden. (Donated) in 'one day' 19th of Heshvan 5692 (30.10.1931), May his soul be bound in the bond of life."  

A wreath of two foliate stems, bound by a ribbon, frames the inscription. 

Online collection of the ritual objects from the E. Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute is available here: http://cbj.jhi.pl/collections/964689

Summary and Remarks
A collection of ritual objects was confiscated from the Greek Jews when they were sent to Auschwitz during World War II. This fragment was transferred in 1948 to the museum from Narozno, a city in Silesia where the Nazis stored the objects.

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A collection of ritual objects was confiscated from the Greek Jews when they were sent to Auschwitz during World War II. This fragment was transferred in 1948 to the museum from Narozno, a city in Silesia where the Nazis stored the objects.
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Sources
• Messinas, V. Elias. The Synagogues of Salonika and Veroia. Athens: Gavrielides Editions, 1997. • Juhasz, Esther. “The Material Culture of Sephardic Jews in the Western Ottoman Empire (Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries).” In The Jews of the Ottoman Empire, edited by Avigdor Levy, 575-583. Princeton: The Institute of Turkish Studies, 1994. • Juhasz, Esther. “Arigim VeRekamot BaBayit UBebeit HaKeneset.” In Yehudei Sepharad Ba-Imperia Ha-Ottomanit, edited by Esther Juhasz, 64-119. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1989.
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