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Torah Finials Survive Plunder of Nazi Occupation

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The Museum recently acquired a pair of 18th century Torah finials as a gift from the Friends of the Judaic Art Gallery. The finials are ornamental handles which are attached to wooden staves and rollers to help open scrolls which contain Jewish scripture. This pair was originally made for the Grote Synagogue in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The finials survived plundering from the Nazis during World War II while many other items in the Grote Synagogue did not. The finials, their use, their history, and their acquisition are all detailed.
Preview (NoCar Oversize N 715 R2 A26), Vol. Issue , Winter 2008, p12-13