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Obj. ID: 39230
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  Shabbat and Holiday Challah Cover, Jerusalem, circa 1915

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon, -

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

Such printed textiles were made as souvenirs, as gifts from Jerusalem institutions for their supporters abroad and directly as ritual items. Such cloths are to be found in virtually every country in which Jews reside, having been sent their by institutions or as souvenirs. The iconographic scheme usually centered around images of the Holy Sites with other Jewish symbols. The textiles were printed on a variety of fabrics ranging from simple cotton to silk. They were usually textiles either for the Pesach Seder table or for use on Shabbat and Holidays as challah covers with the appropriate prayers of the Kiddush of that event. The earliest examples, yet from the 19th century, were produced by the famous printers of that period in Jerusalem.

Printed on yellow cloth, the dark black ink images and text make for a dramatic composition. This textile was created by a Yeshiva in Jerusalem, some of whose supporters lived in Berlin, a place mentioned at the bottom of the piece. It would appear therefore that this was printed especially for fund raising in Germany. The Menorah in the center is surrounded by 17 different depictions of holy places, more than on any other Shabbat cloth in the Gross Family Collection.

Gift from Kollel Chibat Yerushalayim: Shelomo Feldman; Avraham Brandwein.

Inscription: Mapah Lichvod Shabbat ve-Yom Tov

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Name/Title
Shabbat and Holiday Challah Cover | Unknown
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Date
circa 1915
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Silk Satin, Ink, Letterpress
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Height: 45.2 cm, Width: 60.2 cm :
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O | Ornamentation: | Full page framed
J | Jerusalem | Sites in Jerusalem: | Western Wall (Kotel) הכותל המערבי
T | Temple Mount
J | Jerusalem | Sites in Jerusalem: | Mount of Olives (Jerusalem)
M | Menorah
H | Heraldic composition | Supporters | Two lions
M | Menorah | Stepping Stone of the Menorah (Kevesh)
S | Sanctuary | Sanctuary Implements | Oil Jar
M | Menorah | Tongs (melkahayim)
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes (the miracle maker), Tomb of, in Tiberias
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Cities | Jericho יריחו
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Cities | Shechem (Nablus) שכם
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Simeon bar Yohai (Rashbi), Tomb of (קבר רשבי)
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Rachel's Tomb
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Cities | The Four Holy Cities | Safed צפת
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Cities | Jaffa (Jaffo) יפו
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Cave of Machpelah (Tomb of the Patriarchs/Matriarchs)
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Simeon the Righteous, Tomb of קבר שמעון הצדיק
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Zechariah the Prophet, Tomb of
J | Jerusalem | Sites in Jerusalem: | Tower of David מגדל דוד
J | Jerusalem | Zion, Holy City עיה'ק ציון
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Dynasty of King David, Tomb of קברי מלכי בית דוד
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