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Book of Customs (Sefer ha-Minhagim)
Amsterdam, Holland
1713
Created by Isaac de Cordova, Amsterdam (printer)
Print and woodcuts on paper
H: 20.2, W: 15.5 cm
Accession number: B02.1483 ; 184/001

Illustrated books describing the customs and holidays of the yearly cycle were written as guides to Jewish practice. They reflect Jewish life in different parts of Europe from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the nineteenth century.


From the Israel Museum publications:
The Jewish World 365 Days, from the Collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, USA, 2004

Exhibitions:
Highlights of the Judaica and Jewish Ethnography Collections Online, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir


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