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Obj. ID: 6599
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  Torah case, Afghanistan, 1912

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1987
The wooden Torah^case consists of a body.##The body is cylindrical and covered with green velvet. Golden ribbons are attached to the borders and to the centre of the body by round-topped nails. A parchment, bearing the dedicatory inscription, is attached at the right side of the Torah^case's open. It has a frame of ribbons. ##The body has two hooked locks.##The top is plain and has two holes for the staves. The interior is covered with cotton fabric.##The inscription appears in architectural frame. Its second line has the shape of an arch, and the upper lines are shorter than the others. The inscription is written in outline letters: כתר .. תורה##כי מציון תצא תורה ודבר ה' מירושלם##וזאת##התורה אשר שם##משה לפני בני ישראל##תורה צוה לנו משה מו!קי )מורשה קהלת יעקב(##וזאת התורה שהובא מעיה!ק ירושלם ת!ו )תבנה ותכונן(##בהשתדלות האחים המבורכים מו' )מולא( יוסף ומו' אברהם ומו' אפרים בני המרוחם מו' חייא כוג'ה##ביגוף נ!ע וגם בהשת)?( מו' ישראל ומו' משה כוג'ה##ביגוף שהקדישוה לעלוי נשמת המרוחם מר##אביהם מו' חייא בן מו' כוג'ה ביג נ!ע נתבקש בישיבה של מעלה יום ג!שק )ג' שבת קדש(, עשירי לחדש טבת שנת##התרעה ליצירה תנצב!ה יה!ר )יהי רצון( בזכות קדושת התורה##שתשכון נשמתו בג!ע )בגן עדן( עם נשמתן של צדיקים## במערת המכפלה והמשתדלים במצוה הזאת !Crown of Torah##(followed by: Jesaia, 2:3) ##(followed by Deut. 4:44 and Deut. 33:4)##And this Torah was brought from the holy city (int.),Jerusalem, may it be built and established, through the good offices of the blessed brothers Mullah (int.) Yoseph and Mullah##Avraham and Mullah Ephraim, sons of the mercifull Mullah Hiya Khugah Bigof, may he rest in Eden (int.), and also through the good offices of Mullah Israel and Mullah Moshe Khugah##Bigof which was dedicated to the exaltation of the soul of the mercifull, Mr their father Mullah Hiya son of Mullah Khugah Big, may he rest in Eden, who passed away##on Tuesday, the tenth of month Tevet, the year##5672 (1912), may his soul be boud up in the bond of life, may it be His will, in the right of the Torah holliness##that his soul shall rest in Paradise (int.) with the souls of the righteouses##in the Cave^of^Makhpelah, and through the good offices of this good deed.!

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1912
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