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Obj. ID: 148
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Wimpel (Germany, 1865)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 11.06.1992
The Torah binder is a long narrow cloth which bears the inscription for the circumsicion ceremony, accompanied by illustrations. The inscription painted in square stylized filled letters, reads: שמואל ב"כ )בן כבוד( מאיר הלוי שליט )שיחיה לאורך ימים טובים( נולד למ"ט )מזל טוב( יום ב ה אייר )צל -צריך להיות- אדר( תרכ"ה לפ"ק השם יזכנו לגדלו לתורה ולחופה ולמעשים טובים א"ס )אמן סלה( "Samuel son of the honourable Meir Halevy may he live many good days born in good fortune on Monday the fifth of Iyar (should be Adar) [5]625 (1865) may the Lord grant him favor, raise him to Torah, Huppah and good deeds. Amen sela." Each letter of the word Torah bears a word of the inscription: עץ חיים היא למחזיקים בה "She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her" (Prov.3:18). The ascender of the letter Lamed in the word tree is illustrated with a tree. The ascender of the letter Lamed in the word Huppah is illustrated with a Star^of^David flanked by two olive branches. An inscription is located in the center of the star and on the four corners. It reads: מ"ט )מזל טוב( ## ק"ש )קול ששון( ## ק"ש )קול שמחה( ## ק"ח )קול חתן( ## ק"כ )קול כלה(## "Mazal tov. The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride." (Jer. 33:11) The month Iyar is illustrated with it's zodiac sign, the bull, depicted as a bull standing by a tree. The sign is accompanied by the inscription: מזל אייר שור "The zodiac sign of "Iyar", Bull." The ascender of the letter Lamed in the name Levi is illustrated with a jug and laver. Decorative motifs appear above and inside the letters of the inscription, including flower bearing branches, a cornucopia, a snake, birds, a butterfly a crown and geometric designs.

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