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  • Object: Torah

    Sep 27, 2018

    2014.4.1 Torah Jewish Texas Mid-19th Century Materials: Parchment, Ink, Cloth, Thread, Metal, Silk, Plastic, Wood Mantle of the Law This object is a Torah (Sefer Torah), which is a sacred text for Judaism. The Torah is a scroll that is [...]

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  • Object: Blanket

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0570c Baby Blanket Fort Worth, Texas 1927 Material: fabric In the Jewish tradition, baby boys are circumcised on the eighth day after their birth, where the foreskin of the penis is cut. This baby blanket was used for the donor’s [...]

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  • Object: Menorah

    Sep 25, 2018

    Photo via: Collection of Wendy Wells, and Collection of the American Jewish Historical Society I- 0545g Menorah Jewish Texas Date: unknown (likely 20th century) Materials: Metal Judaism’s history in Texas (as well as in other parts of the world) has [...]

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  • Object: Shofar

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0545h Shofar Jewish Israel Date: ca. 1998 Materials: Horn This object is a black shofar made from a ram’s horn. According to the sticker attached to it, this shofar was likely made by the Bar Sheshet family in Israel. The [...]

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