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  Zikaron be-Yerushalaim by Yehudah Poliastro, Amsterdam, 1759

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Unknown,

This text was prepared by William Gross:

As can be seen starting in the 16th century, the most oft-used symbol of Jerusalem in Hebrew printing was the Temple Mount as represented by the Dome of the Rock. In this interesting book, first published in Istanbul in 1742 the image of the Western Wall - the Kotel - appears for the first time in Hebrew printing. The book was published two more times in the 18th century in Fuerth and Amsterdam and yet again in Jerusalem in the 19th. Only from the middle of the 19th century did the Kotel begin to appear as a symbol of Jerusalem, along with the continued use of the Dome of the Rock until the 1920's. Finally the use of the Kotel replaced completely the use of the image of the Dome of the Rock for Jewish purposes, often evolving into quite elaborate images. But the beginning of this most popular image today is rooted in the simple woodcuts shown in these three 18th century books. The text of the book concerns special prayers to be recited at the Holy Places in Eretz Israel.
In this edition the Kotel represents Jerusalem, along with a depiction of a large 18th century building as the rebuilt Temple and a small wood cut of Jerusalem in flames. The rest of the Holy Land cities are represented by various printers’ devices. It seems that this editions has several additions to the text of the first edition of 1742, also in the Gross Family Collection.
32 pages

Editor: David ben Raphael Meldola

12 image(s)

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Zikaron be-Yerushalaim by Yehudah Poliastro | Unknown
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1759
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16 cm
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10 cm
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0.6 cm
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