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Obj. ID: 6603
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  Torah ark curtain, Lebanon, 1967

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992

The dark red velvet Parokhet is rectangular. A main central section is flanked from both sides and from below by bands. The central section is decorated with an aplicated satin in the shape of the Tables^of^the^Covenant with the beginning of the ten commandments. The tables are framed by foliate scrolls and surmounted by sequins and an arch of flowers. On their right it is embroidered in square filled letters:

!כתר! !Crown!.

It continues on their left side and reads:

!תורה! !Torah!

A dedicatory inscription is embroidered above and below the Tables. Starts above in an arched-shape and continues below in eight horizontal lines, from right to left it reads:

! לזכרון לפני ה' תמיד! מאת האחים המבורכים נורי ואלביר ארזי##הי!ו )ה' יחיהם ויזכם( לע!נ )לעלוי נשמות(מר אביהם הנפ' )הנפטר( בשם טוב כה!ר )כבוד הרב(##מרדכי משה ארזי## הכהן נ!ע )נוחו עדן( נלב!ע )נפטר לבית עולמו( י!ז טבת התשי!א ואמם מרת##רחל## נ!ע )נוחה עדן( נלב!ע )נפטרה לבית עולמה( ו' שבט התשכ!ח ואחותם מרת##צבחייה##נ!ע)נוחה עדן( נלב!ע )נפטרה לבית עולמה( כ!ו שבט התשכ!ז תנצב!ה )תהנה נשמותיהם צרורות בצרור החיים(!. !

For eternal memory before the Lord## !By the blessed brothers Nuri and Albir Arazi may the Lord sustain them and grant them favoure, for the exaltation of the souls of, the Mr. their father who passed away in a good name, the honourable Rabbi Mordehai Moshe Arazi May he rest in Eden, passed away on the 17th of Tevet 5711 (26.12.1950) and their mother Mrs. Rahel may she rest in Eden, passed away on the 6th of Shvat 5728 (5.2.1968), and their sister Mrs. Zabhiya may she rest in Eden, passed away on the 26th of Shvat 5727 (6.2.1967), May their souls be bound up in the bond of life!.

Below the inscription, in the central lower part of the main section, is a seven-branched Menorah which is flanked by a wreath of leaves and flowers in each corner. Two smaller wreathes frame the decoration and the inscriptions above. The borders of the Parokhet are embroidered with three lines of S-chain pattern. The middle line is shorter to make spaces for two square corners which are decorated with a Star^of^David in their center.## Bluish fringes are attached to the lower border of the parokhet.

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Torah Ark valance | Unknown
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1968
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