Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Tuesday, 7.2.17 (Your local time)
Israel
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 1:

Small Format Torah Scroll - Breslau, 1840

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Torah scroll, Ashkenazi "Bet Yosef" scribal script. Breslau, [ca. 1840].
Rolled on carved "Atzei Chaim". One is original from the period of writing; on it is a parchment strip with a deleted Hebrew inscription about the writing and the inauguration festivity: "written and done here in Breslau, during the Ten Days of Repentance... and inauguration was …." [Tishrei 5601, 1840?].
The Torah scroll was brought to Eretz Israel in the 1930s by a family that arrived from Breslau, Germany, and for many years this Torah was read in public.
Height of parchment: 15-15.5 cm. Maximum size, with "Atzei Chaim": 38.5 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Stains and wear. Some dampstains, corrections of deleted letters from a later period. Today the scroll is unfit for reading. Some deleted lettersand some original mistakes.
Enclosed is a computerized report about the words that require correction.

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