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Bidding Information
Lot #    18457
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 11:05:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Earth from Mount of Olives
Title (Hebrew)    עפר מהר הזיתים
Author    [Habad]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    c. 1920
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Small drawstring orange pouch, illus., 190:96 mm., light fading of color.
   A small orange pouch designed to hold a small amount of earth from the Mount of Olives, as it is a custom for Jews to be buried with some soil from the Holy Land in their coffins. The pouch was used to raise funds for the Colel Chabad of Jerusalem.

The front side has a small overview of Jerusalem with the phrase וכפר אדמתו עמו. The other side has a picture of Jerusalem showing the grave of the Prophet Zechariah...and Yad Avshalom. The picture is surrounded on all four sides with sentences from the Bible.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Textiles:    Checked