The Second Life of Czech Torah Scrolls

Catalogue for an exhibition on the fate of the Torah scrolls from Bohemia and Moravia that are now on loan to Jewish communities throughout the world for religious purposes. This catalogue charts their 'second life'. The bulk of the unique collection of Torah scrolls and binders from the then State Jewish Museum in Prague was sold abroad in 1964. This catalogue highlights the tradition of the Torah scroll and its place in the synagogue and explains its emergence and function. In addition, it draws attention to the fate of the Torah scrolls during and after the Holocaust, describing how they came to be sold. It also includes copies of archive documents and provides an overview of the places in the world where the scrolls are now in use. By referring to particular examples, the catalogue seeks to highlight the bonds that have emerged between Bohemian/Moravian communities and the Jewish congregations around the world which are now using the scrolls. Edited by Dana Veselská.

Jewish Museum in prague, 2006
Dana Veselská
ISBN 80-86889-41-6
paperback book, 72 pp., 21 x 22 cm, Czech-English

Price: 2,61 €
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