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  Beit Tefilah Benyamin Synagogue in Chernivtsi - Eastern Wall

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Khaimovich, Boris,

Eastern wall

a)    Painting of aron-kodesh:

The compositional center of the synagogue’s decoration is the Aron Kodesh, a wooden cabinet containing the Torah scrolls, placed into a niche in the eastern wall. It is crowned with two-dimensional gilded lion figurines holding the Tablets of the Covenant and framed with wall paintings. In the upper part of the niche shaped like a lancet arch, an eagle is depicted. Below the eagle a quotation from the Bible is spelled out:  As an eagle that stirreth up her nest, hovereth over her young (Deuteronomy, 32,11) The niche of the Aron Kodesh is flanked by painted columns and a painted scarlet curtain with  golden embroidery and tassels, suggesting associations with the Tabernacle and the Temple with its columns, Yachin and Boaz.

b)    The lower register

Lulav, Etrog and Palm Tree

By the rivers ofBabylon…upon the willows in the midst thereof we hanged up our harps (Psalm 137)

The image of Jerusalem(Psalm 137)

c)     The upper register

The Guests of Avraham

Tthe Binding of Yitzhak

Yaakov’s Ladder

Yaakov’s Sheep

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Name/Title
Beit Tefilah Benyamin Synagogue in Chernivtsi - Eastern Wall | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1923
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
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Location
Ukraine | Chernivets'ka obl. | Chernivtsi
| Chernivtsi, Kobylytsi St. 53
Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
Period Detail
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Documentation / Research project
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Material/Technique
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Material Decoration
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Condition
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Documented by CJA
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Architectural Significance type
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
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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
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Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
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Group
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Group
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Trade Mark
Binding
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Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
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Computer Reconstruction
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