Brief Instructions for a Detective Enthusiast. Methodology for Assessing the Collection of Torah Binders from Bohemia and Moravia Cover Image
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Brief Instructions for a Detective Enthusiast. Methodology for Assessing the Collection of Torah Binders from Bohemia and Moravia
Brief Instructions for a Detective Enthusiast. Methodology for Assessing the Collection of Torah Binders from Bohemia and Moravia

Author(s): Dana Veselská
Subject(s): Jewish studies
Published by: Zidovské muzeum v Praze

Summary/Abstract: The holiest synagogue textiles – i.e., those that are intended for direct contact with the Torah scroll – may initially appear to be a topic that has been exhausted. Following the publication of a complete catalogue of Torah binders and other textiles relating to the birth of a Jewish child in Bohemia and Moravia, this is a view that was also shared by the author of the latter book and of this paper. Nonetheless, some of the responses to the content and form of the afore-mentioned catalogue reopened the question of whether it is necessary to deal in more detail not only with the methodology of the more than five-years of research into circumcision textiles (and to bring the initiatives and procedures that were selected for the successful undertaking of this research to the attention of a wider group of specialists), but also to focus on textiles that are used to wrap the Torah scroll in a somewhat broader context.

  • Issue Year: XLV/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 105-120
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English