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Set of tefillin acquired by a Soviet Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2004.410.1 a-b

Pair of tefillin purchased by Shimon Meszel, a Jewish soldier in the Soviet Army, for five rubles in Kharkov, Russia, in 1943. Tefillin are small boxes containing prayers attached to leather straps and worn on the arm and the head by Orthodox Jewish males during morning prayers. Shimon eventually emigrated to Israel.

Date
1943  (received)
Geography
acquired : Kharkiv (Ukraine)
Language
Hebrew
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Tefillin (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Shimon Meszel
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:16
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