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Cup for the "Purim Rabbi"
19th century
Glass, polished and engraved
H: 14.4; Diam: 9 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0434 ; 133/167

On Purim, it was customary to appoint a "Purim Rabbi" who would deliver a mock sermon during the feast.

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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