The scrolls were made for the Baal Shem of London, Rabbi Hayim Samuel Jacob de Falk, an Eastern European Sephardic Jew, who was a dabbler in magic, a maker of amulets and a cabbalist who used incantations to accomplish paranormal feats, such as finding lost treasure.
Two silver-cased Torah scrolls by Charles I Kandler, 17661767
© Jewish Museum London
- 1) 39.5 x 6 x 14 cm; 2) 36 x 7 x 16 cm (both when closed)
- Art Fund grant:
- £25,000 ( Total: £80,000)
- Acquired in:
- United Synagogue
The Great Synagogue, Aldgate, destroyed in the Blitz, 1941.