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Eis, Ruth.
Torah Binders of the Judah L. Magnes Museum.

Berkeley Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1979.

"One of the few works on this subject. Torah binders or wimpels are textiles made from the cloth which covers the new-born male during the circumcision ceremony. This is largely a phenomenon of the Jews of the German speaking lands. These cloths were cut into (usually) narrow ribbons and embroidered with a notice of the details of the birth and with decorative illustrations and designs. They were then used as a cinch to tie the two sides of the Torah scroll together when the Torah was placed back in the ark".

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, many b/w, several color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35368
Price: $ 20.00      



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