Two silver-cased Torah scrolls by Charles I Kandler

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.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
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:
1992
Vendor:
United Synagogue

Provenance

The Great Synagogue, Aldgate, destroyed in the Blitz, 1941.

Venue details

Jewish Museum London 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, LONDON London NW1 7NB 020 7284 7384 www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.50)

Sun – Thu, 10am – 5pm
Fri, 10am – 2pm

Closed on Jewish Festivals (see website for details)

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