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Ceremonial Objects

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Use for religious objects

Found in 92 Collections and/or Records:

Bimah Cover

 Item
Identifier: B002.16.0313.00002
Overview This a woven cream colored bimah cover with gold threads as part of the weave. Embroidered letters in English on the front. There are two snaps in the middle of the cover. Strips of embroidery form a Star of David in the center of the cover. A bimah (among Ashkenazim) or tebah (among Sephardim) is the elevated area or platform in a Jewish synagogue which is intended to serve the place where the person reading aloud from the Torah stands during the Torah reading service.
Dates: early-mid 20th century

Bimah Curtain and Valance, Circa 1945

 Item
Identifier: B341.01.0001.00001
Overview Red Bimah curtain and valance for the Ark Embroidered in gold threads and sequins on the curtain is a crown, two lions, Hebrew letters standing for ''the crown of the Torah,'' and the Ten Commandments in Hebrew between the lions. Both the curtain and the valance have gold colored trim and fringe.
Dates: Circa 1945

Bimah Curtain and Valance

 Item
Identifier: B002.16.0312.00001
Overview Blue velvet brocade Bimah curtain and valance for the Ark. Embroidered in gold threads and sequins on the curtain is a crown, two lions, Hebrew letters standing for ''the crown of the Torah,'' and the Ten Commandments in Hebrew between the lions. A Star of David and a vine with flowers are also embroidered on the curtain. Embroidered on the valance are two Star of Davids and a vase with wheat. Both the curtain and the valance have gold colored trim and fringe.
Dates: early-mid 20th century

Black Taffeta Yarmulke, between 1906-1956

 Item
Identifier: B201.01.0004.00004
Overview A skullcap (kipah in Hebrew, yarmulke in Yiddish) consisting of six sections of triangle shaped black taffeta sewn together and finished at the edges with black bias tape. Originally belonged to Max Rosenthal.
Dates: between 1906-1956

Blue Velvet Tefillin Bag, circa 1970

 Item
Identifier: B120.05.0011.00002
Overview A blue velvet tefillin (pylacteries) bag. This view shows the front side with a wheat colored Star of David stitched with simple running stitches. A drawstring runs through the mouth of the bag, consisting of brown cotton and blue wool interwoven strings. Originally belonged to Ira M. Beck.
Dates: circa 1970

Box 1, 1900-1930

 File — Box B139.01.0001: Series B139.01; Series B139.02 [U186020736388]
Identifier: B139.01.0001
Overview 6 material culture objects--3 tefillin for the hand, 1 by-law, 1 framed drawing of Congregration Shearith Israel, 1 bound ledger of cash records
Dates: 1900-1930

Box 1, 1976

 File — Box B141.01.0001: Series B141.01 [U186020736728]
Identifier: B141.01.0001

Box 2, 1911-1940

 File — Box B125.01.0002: Series B125.01 [U186020736710]
Identifier: B125.01.0002
Overview (3) bound ledgers: B'nai B'rith Women's league (1917); Cash Receipts (1938-1940); Cash Book (1928-1930); (1) Joseph Solomon- Scholarship Medal BMH Religious School (1911) in red box; (1) Evelyn Bricker - Scholarship Medal BMH Religious School; (1) Michael Fox Medal- BMH Religious School.
Dates: 1911-1940

Box 2, 1940-1970

 File — Box B139.01.0002: Series B139.01 [U186020736396]
Identifier: B139.01.0002
Overview 3 pairs of tefillin used in synagogue; torah cover used in synagogue
Dates: 1940-1970

Box 210, 1945

 File — Box B002.16.0210: Series B002.16 [U186020736207]
Identifier: B002.16.0210