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Torah binder

German
1736


Accession Number

2019.12

Medium or Technique

Cotton, silk and silver thread

Not On View

Classifications

Textiles

Inscription

" Moses, son of the Rabbi Isaac called Itzhak - may he live long and good days - was born under good fortune (with mazal Tov) 8 Av 5496 (16 July 1736). May God raise him to Torah and to Huppah and to good deeds. Amen…”

Provenance

By 1937, Lilli Bechmann Rahn (b. 1911 – d. 1970), Furth, Germany and Denver, CO [see note]; 1970, to her daughter, Evelyn Rahn Megerman, Waltham, MA; 2019, gift of Evelyn Megerman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

NOTE: Alfred and Lilli Rahn fled National Socialist Germany in 1939, shipping their belongings, including this Torah Binder, to the United States in 1937. It had probably been inherited by Lilli Rahn from a member of her family.

Credit Line

Gift of Evelyn Megerman in memory of her parents, Lilli and Alfred Rahn