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Calendar for counting the omer
Italy
18th century
Ink on paper
Hebrew inscription explaining that the calendar should be used "for all the days of the [Omer] counting, according to the secrets [of the Torah], so that you should understand what lies before you if you have a brain in your skull, fullfill the commandment and thus please your creator."
H: 10.7; W: 8.2 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0489 ; 170/022


From the Israel Museum publications:
Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981

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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