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Embroidered black velvet tefillin pouch owned by a Jewish immigrant

Object | Accession Number: 2012.72.9

Black velvet tefillin bag with a cross stitched design and Hebrew text used by Samuel Eckstein, who immigrated to the United States from Ratno, Russia (Ratne, Ukraine) in 1908, and settled in Colorado. Tefillin are small boxes that contain prayers that are attached to leather straps and worn by Orthodox Jewish males during morning prayers. Samuel was joined in 1912 by his wife, Edna (Yetta) Kwasznik Eckstein, and their young son.

Date
1908  (emigration)
1897  (creation)
Geography
use : Denver (Colo.)
creation : Ratne (Ukraine)
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Tefillin bags (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Samuel Veta
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:26
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