‮בסימן טוב. חתונות בישוב הישן הירושלמי‬‎ BeSiman Tov. Weddings in Jerusalem’s Old Yishuv

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Ora Pikel-Tzabari.


Jerusalem, Israel, 2013. 165 pp., illustrations: 109 col., 11 b&w, 23.4 × 19.7 cm. Hebrew and English.


Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum (Opening: September 2013)


Customs and ceremonies of Jewish weddings in Jerusalem, mid-19th–mid-20th C, a period during which significant changes took place in the city’s appearance, rulers, languages, dress and customs. Four catalog essays: “Bridegroom, Bride and Wedding Photos” (Nirit Shalev Khalifa), “I Set Jerusalem Above My Chiefest Joy” (connecting the breaking the glass at the wedding and the Zecher le-Churban panel in the home) (Yehuda Levy Aldema), “Child Weddings in Jerusalem’s Old Yishuv” (Ora Pikel-Tzabari), and “Our Weddings: Weddings in the Old Yishuv in Jerusalem” (Ora Pikel-Tzabari). Exhibition material displayed in six categories: dowry and betrothal gifts, invitations, wedding apparel, ketubbot, photographs and wedding gifts. Descriptive entries and family recollections. No itemized listing.

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AmuletsBridal boxes/chestsClocks/WatchesDowry itemsEretz IsraelEtrog containersHanukkah lampsHead coverings, men’sHenna ceremony/objectsHistorical documentsHistorical photographsJewelryJewelry boxesKiddush cupsMikvah itemsNeedlework/EmbroideryPorcelainPortraits, husband-wife pendantsPrayerbooks/MahzorsScrolls of Esther, casesTalit bagsTobacco/Snuff boxesZecher le-Churban plaques

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