Der Glanz der Thora. Zeugnisse jüdischen Lebens in Franken. Ausstellungsführer

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Translated title The Radiance of the Torah. Testimonies of Jewish Life in Franconia. Exhibition Guide
Author & Curator

Hans-Juergen Beck.

Editor & Co-curator

Peter Weidisch.


Bad Kissingen, Germany, 2004. 101 pp., illustrations: 113 (b&w/col.), 30 × 21.4 cm. German.


ISBN-10 3934912060


Bismarck-Museum Bad Kissingen (10 November 2004–31 January 2005)


The beliefs, customs and religious material culture of Franconia’s Jews. Detailed room-by-room description of the exhibition and its themes, each with extensive explanatory texts: 1. Aspects of Jewish Life, 2. Holidays, 3. Shabbat, 4. Life Cycle, 5. Torah and Prayer, 6. Synagogue and Torah, 7. Costume/Passover. Includes discussion of the more than 1500 medieval Jewish tombstones discovered in Würzburg in 1987. Basic and descriptive entries. 220 items.

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AmuletsBesamimCemeteries, FranconiaCemeteries, GermanyChuppah stoneEtrog containersFechenbach, HermannGermanyHaggadotHanukkah lampsHavdalah platesHead coverings, men’sHead coverings, women’sHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHevra Kadisha painted panelsHistorical photographsKetubbotKiddush cupsLevite setsMezuzah casesMizrachOmer calendarsPaintings, Jewish customs & ceremoniesPapercutsPrints, Jewish customs & ceremoniesPrints, synagoguesPurim groggersPurim platesReader’s desk coversRimmonimSukkah decorationsSynagogues, FranconiaSynagogues, GermanySynagogues, woodenTassTombstones, GermanyTorah ArksTorah Arks, fragmentsTorah bindersTsena u-RenaWedding ringsYadYom Kippur at Metz wall hanging

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet, 4 pp., 9 col. illus., 21 × 10 cm.

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