Obj. ID: 3625
Sacred and Ritual Objects Torah pointer
The Torah pointer comprises an upper cylindrical handle surmounting a leaf-shaped bar, which tapers towards a pointer formed as a clenched hand with a straight index finger.
The handle includes undulating units set in between compressed globes and rings. A round loop, through which a ring is inserted, surmounts the handle.
The flat bar is composed of a leaf-shaped unit, topped by a rectangle with curved edges mounted over a round medallion. The bar is decorated with different ornaments: a scrolling branch, the Tables of the Covenant and a Star of David inscribed: "יד"”a hand" (that is "a pointer").
The entire decoration is framed with a running pattern of small triangles.
The back side is inscribed with a dedication, written in square linear letters and reads towards the pointer (fig. 1):
"למנוחת הבחור העלוב דניאל/ טרבלסי בר מטירה. נלב"ע (נאסף לבית עולמו) כ"ג תמוז/ התשנ"ג תנצבה"א. (תהא נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים, אמן) נדבת דידי חדאד ומשפחתו."
“(Donated) for the repose of the humble youth Daniel Trabelsi, son of Matira. Passed away on the 23rd of Tamuz 5753 (12.7.1993), may his soul be bound in the bond of life, amen. A donation of Didi Hadad and his family.”
- Similar Torah pointers commemorating the death of Trabelsi were dedicated to several synagogues around the Hara Kbira.
| Tunisia, Djerba, Hara Kbira