Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

Tefillin bag

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Tefillin bag : Sewn, embroidered : Purple, blue, orange, pink, green, beige ; Ht: 10,5 in. x W: 8,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Tefillin bag : Sewn, embroidered : Purple, blue, orange, pink, green, beige ; Ht: 10,5 in. x W: 8,5 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
1888
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hebrew
Notes
Rectangular bag in purple fabric with beige fringed opening at top and orange cord strap with tassel at end. Embroidered with geometric design around large diamond shape, bordered in green, with Hebrew inscription embroidered in orange, green and pink. Decorative motifs at left, right, and bottom of inscription. Narrative: Tefillin, also known as phylacteries, are either of two boxes containing biblical verses and black leather straps that are used in rabhnic Jewish prayer. They are an essential part of morning prayer services, and worn on a daily basis (except the Sabbath and festivals) by many Jews, excluding women. Tefillin consist of two leather boxes (batim), one worn on the arm and the other worn on the head. They are made of the skins of kosher animals. Each box contains these biblical passages: Exodus 13:1-10, 11-16; Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21, handwritten by a specially trained scribe with black ink.
Accession No.
2005.38.09
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Russia, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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