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Obj. ID: 39599
Jewish printed books
  GFC Samuel Ha-Levi Zuckerman Paper Esther Scroll, Jerusalem ca. 1910

© Gross Family Collection (GFC), Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon, -

The complete text of the Book of Esther in Hebrew with vocalization is printed on paper sheets that are scrolled like a parchment scroll. The title together with the place of issuing (Jerusalem) and the name of the printing press (Samuel Ha-Levi Zuckerman) are framed in a frame with decorative corners. The only illustration appearing in this scroll is placed at its end, below the liturgical poem for Purim. This is a small cityscape showing the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.

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Object Detail
Date
ca. 1910
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Zuckermann, Samuel Halevi and Co, Printing House in Jerusalem
Zukerman, Shmuel Halevi (1886-1935)
(Printer)
Shmuel ben Ya’akov Halevy Zuckerman was born in Mesiritch in 1856. As a six-year-old child he made Aliyah with his parents. He learned the printing trade while working for Yisrael Bak, after whose death he continued in the printing house of Bak’s son Nisan. He soon went to London, however, and worked in printing there before returning to Eretz Israel to work in the shop of Ag”n. By 1885 he was a partner in that enterprise and from 1886 became the sole owner, publishing books under his name, becoming one of the foremost printers in Jerusalem. The press operated in the Old City of Jerusalem until Zuckerman moved it to the new city in 1926. Up to 1890 almost 80 books were printed from his press in addition to many single sheets.

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Collection
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Material/Technique
Ink and letterpress on paper
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
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Material Cloth
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Measurements
The scroll: 120x2620 mm.
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Condition

The scroll is preserved in very good condition.

Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
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Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents

The Book of Esther in Hebrew with the initial and final benedictions and the liturgical poem Asher Heni

Codicology

The text is printed in square columns with 17 lines. 

Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
The name of the printing press on the title page appears.
Colophon
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Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

According to William Gross, "Zuckerman was an active printer and there are over 80 examples of his work in the Gross Family Collection".

Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

The scroll comes from Fez where a box of about 25 copies was found.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

No bibliography on the scroll is available.

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Documenter
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
Author of description
Dagmara Budzioch | 2021
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