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Group of Colorful Calendars Rebbe Meir Ba'al
לוחות - ועד הכללי כנסת ישראל
[Community - Only Ed.]
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Broadsides, various sizes, folio, light age staining.
Group of Colorful Calendars Rebbe Meir Ba'al Ha-Nes for the years, 5670, 5671, 5677, 5679, 5683, 5689, 5691, 5692. Each in beautiful colors with a wealth of information on the activities of the Kollel. Beginning with the 18th century a Rebbe Meir Ba'al ha-Nes box was found in almost every Jewish home, and housewives dropped small change into it just before kindling the Sabbath lights. Due to the miraculous deeds connected with the tomb of Rebbe Meir, it was customary to contribute money, candles, or oil for lighting as a specific protection against all kinds of ailments and dangers; it was also done in the hope of finding something lost, of having children, or of driving away evil thoughts. It is clear, however, that the box also symbolized the longing for Erez Israel where the money was distributed through several competitive Kollels.
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