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Torah in case

According to the Jewish Virtual Library, “Our knowledge of Torah cases and mitpaḥot in pre-modern times is meager; the process whereby the case evolved from a mere receptacle for carrying the Torah into a sacred artifact can at most be conjectured.” Here we have a...

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Charles Kassel- Tefillin Bag

This Tefillin bag belonged to Charles Kassel. On one side of the velvet bag has a “C” and “K”,  his initials, and on the other side the Magen David, or Star of David, is embroidered with the Hebrew year 5653, which translates to 1982 or 1893 in the Gregorian...

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