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Zedaka. Jüdische Sozialarbeit im Wandel der Zeit. 75 Jahre Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutschland 1917–1992

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Translated title Tzedaka. Jewish Social Work in Changing Times. 75 years of the Central Office of Welfare of the Jews in Germany 1917–1992
Editors

Esther Alexander-Ihme, Frank Kind.

Curators

Georg Heuberger, Rachel Heuberger, Esther Alexander-Ihme.

Imprint

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1992. 447 pp., illustrations: 69 col., 275 b&w, 22 × 22 cm. German.

ISBN

3980212548

Location

Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt (3 December 1992–28 February 1993)

Description

The first major exhibition on the subject of Tzedaka. Monumental catalog includes numerous examples of tzedakah boxes, and a variety of Judaica objects and paintings illustrated with scenes of tzedaka-giving and gemilut-chasadim (many related to the Hevra Kaddisha and Purim). 15 essays, including: “Armut und Wohltätigkeit in der Kunst der Aschkenasim” [Poverty and Charity in the Art of Ashkenazim] (Anne Alter). Exhibition in five sections, the first two (the religious basis for tzedaka, and the practice of tzedaka) featuring objects and artworks. The final three sections concentrate on the history of tzedaka and charity organizations amongst German Jews in the 20th C. Brief descriptive entries. 419 items.

main keywords

HEVRA KADISHAHISTORICAL DOCUMENTSPHOTOGRAPHSTZEDAKAHTZEDAKAH BOXES/CONTAINERS

minor keywords

Death/MourningGermanyHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHevra Kadisha beakers/glassesHevra Kadisha painted panelsHevra Kadisha pitchers/tankardsHevra Kadisha utensilsPurim platesPurim tzedakah containersTorah bindersTzedakah boxes/containers

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