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Tefillin set with an extra strap used by a Jewish immigrant

Object | Accession Number: 2012.72.11 a-c

Head and hand tefillin with an extra leather strap 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, with their young son.

Date
1908  (emigration)
Geography
use : Denver (Colo.)
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Tefillin (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Samuel Veta
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:05
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