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‮יי יגדליהו‬‎ May God Let Him Grow. A Child’s Birth in the Culture and Customs of Bohemian and Moravian Jews

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Author

Dana Veselská.

Imprint

Prague, Czech Republic, 2009. 312 pp., illustrations: 101 col., 2 b&w, 21.3 × 23.3 cm. English.

ISBN

9788086889955

Location

Jewish Museum in Prague (10 December 2009–28 February 2010)

Description

The Torah binder and its many facets: historical sources, epigraphy, genealogical information, folk motifs, and variations. Introductory essay on traditions and customs related to the birth of a child. 10 sections on the Torah binder, Circumcision binder, Circumcision covers, and other synagogue textiles donated in honor of circumcisions and births. Binders illustrated in their entirety. Complete catalog listing. 1328 items.

main keywords

BIRTH/INFANCYCIRCUMCISIONCZECH REPUBLICSYNAGOGUE TEXTILESTORAH BINDERS

minor keywords

AmuletsCircumcision clothsCircumcision implements/objectsCribs/CradlesElijah’s chairElijah’s chair, coversHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CPapercutsPostcardsPrints, Jewish customs & ceremoniesReader’s desk coversTorah Ark curtainsTorah coversTzedakah boxes/containers

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet with introductory text, 8 pp., 9 col. illus., 29.7 × 15.2 cm. English and Czech editions; Invitation to exhibition opening, folded card, 1 col. illus., 21 × 15 cm.

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