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Torah ark curtain

Zekil Holitsch and his wife, BellaDrapery: end of 17th century Curtain: 1742

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives
Budapest, Hungary

The decoration of the curtain has a symbolic meaning: the two twisted columns evoke the columns of the Temple while on the seven arched upper drapes pieces of the Temple furniture can be seen. The ends of the drapes remind us of the wings of the cherubs who appear on the Ark of the Covenant. For those who know the biblical texts and the Jewish commentaries, this refers to God’s direct presence because, according to tradition, the spirit of God talks to the sons of Israel from among the cherub wings.

Details

  • Title: Torah ark curtain
  • Creator: Zekil Holitsch and his wife, Bella
  • Date Created: Drapery: end of 17th century Curtain: 1742
  • Location: Hungary

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