Back to search results

Title Torah case
Related place Libya - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Creation Date 1992
Citation Note Israel
Host Item CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-6298-S140480
Description The ten-faceted wooden Torah case consists of a body and a coronet. Faceted annulets encircle the upper and lower borders of the body. The frieze between the annulets of the upper borders is inlaid with a wooden geometrical pattern. Eleven iron knobs for hanging the Torah case wrapper encircle the upper border. The facet on each sides of the case's opening bears an inlaid wooden foliate pattern decoration and an arch-shaped silver plaque. The plaque is decorated with an horse shoe arch below a foliate pattern. A dedicatory inscription engraved within the arch in linear letters begins on the right plaque, and reads: וזאת/ התורה זכה וברה/ מזוקקת גם ברורה/ בכתיבה ישרה/ כדת של תורה/ ובהגהה הדורה/ לצפירz תפארd )ע!פ יש' כח:5( / שי ומנחה טהורה )ע!פ מל' א :11( לעלוי/ נשמת הבחור היקר/ הר' רפאל עטיא נ!ע )נוחו עדן(/ ונר!ו )נפשו רוחו eנשמתו( בצרור החיים/ צרורה בחג הסכות/ זמן שמחת התורה/ ש! התר!עג ליצירה/ תמ!ך )zdid npegze kaec( בזכות התורה ! This is/ the Torah pure and clear /purified? and pure? /written in a right script/ according to the law of the Torah/ gloriously proof read/ for the diadem of beauty (according to Isa. 28:5)/ a present and a pure offering (according t !For the exaltation of the soul of the dear youth/ the Rabbi Raphael Atia may he rest in Eden/ his soul, (spirit, the spirit)? bound up in the bond of life/ at the feast of Sukot/ time of Simhat Torah/ the year 5673=(1913)/ may his rest be honoured by virtue of the Torah! A silver floral base for the clasp is attached under each plaque. Two pairs of hinges are in the back of the case. The inner face is plain wood. The hollow bottom has rectangular hand holders. The hollow top is decorated with a foliate openwork pattern. Two insert holes for the staves are at top of the case. The coronet is ten-faceted. Ea
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Sacred and Ritual Objects-6298-S140480
System Number 997004237700405171

תנאי השימוש:

The item is subject to copyright and/or contractual terms of use.

You may use this item for non-commercial purposes only, provided that due credit is given to the creator(s) and/or  to the owner of the collection, as applicable. 

It is forbidden to harm the author’s honor or reputation by means of altering the item or damaging the integrity of the item.

In addition to specifying the name(s) of the creator(s) when making use of their work, please acknowledge the source of the material as follows: 

From the collection of the National Library of Israel, courtesy of: ______*. 

*The name of the collection owner that is indicated in the Library catalog

Any use that does not comply with the above conditions is subject to consent from the owner of copyright in the item and/or the owner of the collection from which the item originated, as applicable.

For any additional copyright information please contact NLI’s copyright inquiry service here.

If you believe that there is an error in the information above, or in case of any concern of copyright infringement in connection with this item, please contact us by e-mail:​

Torah case – הספרייה הלאומית

Have more information? Found a mistake?