Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Ofrit Rozenberg Ben-Menachem
Knocker for calling people to morning service (schulklopfer)
18th century
Walnut wood, carved
Inscribed in Hebrew with the initials of the sentence “to rise in the morning in service to the creator” [Shulhan Arukh, Orhot Haim, Laws of Rising in the Morning 1:1]
L: 39.5; W: 7.7 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0171 ; 199/032

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