The wimpel or torah binder

Jewish Art, 735—43; F. The auction will be conducted using US Dollars as currency. Bringing the wimpel[ edit ] Wimpel painted on linen, Jewish Museum New York When the child comes of age to begin learning Torah age 3he and his family bring the wimpel to the synagogue for Shabbat morning services.

Wimpels which were damaged during Kristallnacht This incident highlighted the connection between the Torah and circumcision, as both relate to covenants that the Jewish people have with God the covenants of Torah and circumcision. Online Terms of Use Kedem provides online bidding as an alternative bidding service and it should not be considered a substitute for bidding in the room.

Common motifs on these mantles are the Tree of Life in Morocco and a gate in Algeria. Breastplates and Metal Shields Hung in Front of the Torah Scroll Breastplates — ornamental metal plates or shields hung in front of the Torah scroll — are found in all Ashkenazi communities, as well as Italy and Turkey, but designed differently in each community.

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On display in the Jewish Museum in Worms, Germany: The diverse decorative motifs and the varying quality of the textiles used in the embroideries offer precious insights in reconstructing the social history of the communities of origin, the dynamics of gender roles and relations, the financial status of the families that made them or had them made, as well as the overarching aesthetics that governed their production.

Other uses[ edit ] The synagogue typically receives many more wimpels than Torah scrolls. In Italy the breastplate is shaped like a half-coronet and known as the keter, "crown. Its use developed in early medieval Europe.

The earliest known reference to Torah finials occurs in a document fromfound in the Cairo Genizah, from which we learn that by the 12th century finials were already being made of silver and had bells.

Wimpel (Linen Torah Binder) – Yehudah Aryeh Dreyfus – Alsace, 1868

Back to albums list Wimpel Torah Binder A "Torah binder" is a Jewish ceremonial textile used to keep a Torah scroll closed tightly when it is not being used for synagogue reading. In Italy and in the Sephardi communities, the binder is known as a fascia; it is made of a costly material or of linen embroidered in silk thread.

Any potential purchaser who wishes to participate in the auction via telephone shall make the necessary arrangements within a reasonable time before the commencement of the auction. In Cochin, India, and in Aden, the independent port of Yemen, a tapering dome-like crown developed through which protrude finials mounted on the staves on which the Torah scroll is wound; the crown is not fixed to the case.

Naturally, a live auction proceeds quickly and bidding can often progress very rapidly. As soon as the "Bid" button is clicked, you submit your bid. The Israel Museum News64—73; G.This binder, called a mappah or wimpel, was fashioned from a piece of square linen cloth which was placed near the infant during the circumcision ceremony.

The infant's name, his father's, name and his date of birth were embroidered or written on the cloth, as well as the blessing recited during the ceremony: "May he enter into the Torah, the.

This Wimpel is traditionally designed with an open Torah scroll, a wedding canopy and relevant verses. The wedding canopy here is a splendid open tent with a verse blessing the young couple.

x15 cm, good condition, some stains on the fabric. A year old German Ashkenazi custom which had almost disappeared is making a comeback. This is the custom of making a wimpel, mappah in Hebrew, or in Yiddish a vimpel.

Some refer to it in Yiddish as a gartel which is a belt. Most know it as the binder which is wrapped around the Torah scroll and.

Sep 17,  · Koppel ben Moses Heller Segal (German, 18thth centuries) Wimpel (Binder for Torah Scrolls made from a Circumcision Cloth) Munich, Germany, Silk embroidery on linen Gift of Mr. and Mrs.

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Theodore Lilienthal Accession no. Wimpel commissioned by the Lilienthal family of Munich Views: K. A wimpel is a specific type of Torah binder used by Germanic Jews. Wimpels 3 are Torah binders created from textiles initially used to wrap an infant at his circumcision. A wimple is an ancient form of female headdress, formed of a large piece of cloth worn around the neck and chin, and covering the top of the head.

Its use developed in early medieval Europe. At many stages of medieval Christian culture it was unseemly for a married woman to show her hair.

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