Rare Important Torah Ark Curtain Parochet Matersdorf Pressburg Germany Ca 1860 For Saletemplate Mouse Over the Images Below to Enlarge The pictures do not do justice to this magnificent item.
A Rare Magnificent Important Torah Ark Curtain (Parochet), Matersdorf – Pressburg, Germany, Ca 1860.
A rare magnificent important Torah ark curtain (Parochet), Matersdorf – Pressburg, Germany, Ca 1860.
Large curtain with a smaller, upper curtain (Kaporet) for the Torah ark.
Velvet curtain, adorned with gold and silver threaded embroideries, lions and the two tables of the covenant, with metal bells.
” The upper curtain is embroidered with the words “Kodesh La-Hashem”.
According to the family, who brought the curtain from Hungary, this curtain had been used at the Pressburg community Synagogue.
Dark maroon (faded) velvet curtain and upper curtain, adorned with plant and star themed embroideries and 6 metal bells.
The curtain’s dimensions are 138cm X 177cm / 54.3in X 69.68in.
The upper curtain’s dimensions are 42cm X 147cm / 16.53in X 57.87in.
Very good condition, minor tears, the curtain and the Kaporet were professionally restored in the "Eretz Israel Museum" in Tel-Aviv.
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Highly sought after by collectors.
A superb Jewish, Judaica, Hebrew, Israel item.
Matersdorf and Pressburg - were among the most important Jewish communities in Austria / Germany until the holocaust and are renowned of being the communities of the Chatam Sofer who became the Rabbi of Matersdorf in 1797.
Moses Sofer- (Moshe Schreiber1762 – 1839 ), also known by his main work Chasam Sofer, (trans. Seal of the Scribe and acronym for Chidushei Toras Moshe Sofer).
Was one of the leading Orthodox rabbis of European Jewry in the first half of the nineteenth century.
He was a teacher to thousands and a powerful opponent to the Reform movement, which was then making inroads into many Jewish communities in Austria-Hungary and beyond.
As Rav of the city of Pressburg (present-day Bratislava), he maintained a strong Orthodox Jewish perspective through communal life, first-class education,
and uncompromising opposition to Reform and radical change.
The Chasam Sofer established a yeshiva in Pressburg which became the most influential yeshiva in Central Europe, producing hundreds of future leaders of Hungarian Jewry.
This yeshiva continued to function until World War II; afterwards, it was relocated to Jerusalem under the leadership of the Chasam Sofer's great-grandson, Rabbi Akiva Sofer (the Daas Sofer).
The Chasam Sofer is an oft-quoted authority in Orthodox Jewish scholarship.
Many of his responsa are required reading for semicha (rabbinic ordination) candidates.
His Torah chiddushim (original Torah insights) sparked a new style in rabbinic commentary, and some editions of the Talmud contain his emendations and additions
Measurements : Marks : Curtain: 138cm X 177cm / 54.3in X 69.68in.
Upper Curtain: 42cm X 147cm / 16.53in X 57.87in.
- Weight : Condition : 2600gr / 83.6oz. See item description. Contact Us : We are happy to provide fast customer service over email, phone, or fax.
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