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  Marot Ha-sulam Synagogue (Beit Ha-Midrash Neve Tzedek Le-Adat Ha-Prushim), Tel Aviv - Torah ark

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

The Torah ark is a frestanding, rectangular cupboard located on a raised balustrade platform approached by a three steps.

It consists of two tiers and over hanging entablature. Each tier has two doors.

The upper and main doors are flanked by apair of pillassters which are suppurted by wide bases decorated with vases and scrolls. On top of the pilastes, on both sided of the entablature. are square capitals decorated with a similar pattern.

The entablature is decorated with a curtain-like design.

The lower doors bear a dedicatory inscription which inscribed in four rows. In square filled letters it is read:

“The donation of the Gorodensig brothers for the exaltation of the soul of their father Avraham Yosef son of Eliahu of blessed Memory and their mother Mrs. Pesha daughter of Yosef, the Year (5) 674 (1914)”.

On top of the entablature are square Tables of the Covenant inscribed with the beginning words of the ten commandments. Two rampant lions which face each other support the tablets. An amphora-like finial flanks the lions, surmounting each of the capitals.

Summary and Remarks

Similar types of Torah arks are found in the neighboring synagogues, Kehal Hasidim (dated by its inscription after 1923) and Ohel Yitzhak (dated to 1959).

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Name/Title
Marot Ha-sulam Synagogue (Beit Ha-Midrash Neve Tzedek Le-Adat Ha-Prushim), Tel Aviv - Torah ark | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1914
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown
Origin
Israel/Eretz Israel | Tel Aviv
| Neve Zedek neighborhood, 18 Shimon Rokah St.
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Israel | Tel Aviv (תל אביב)
| 18 Shimon Rokah St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
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Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Iconographical Subject
Textual Content
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Shape / Form
Unknown
Material / Technique
Material Stucture
carved
Material Decoration
painted
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
painted
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
(overall exluding balustrade): 3.70 m
Length
Width
2.25 m
Depth
0.72 m
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Damaged: the two pairs of pilasters which supported the entablature are missing, as are the lions and the tables of the Covenant which once decorated the top of the ark.
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Gorodensig brothers donated the Torah ark four years ofter the foundation of the synagogue.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources
Type
Documenter
Michael Tal | 1993
Author of description
Michael Tal | 1997
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
The following information on this monument will be completed:
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