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Jewish Holiday Symbols at Beth Israel Community Center, October 1957

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Ann Arbor News, October 4, 1957
Caption
For Yom Kippur: Worshippers at Yom Kippur services at Beth Israel Community Center are accustomed to these items of religious significance. Af left is a prayer book in Hebrew and English, lying atop the talis, or stoll, worn by males at all services. Resting on the book is a velvet pouch for the talis. At center is the Scroll of the Five Books of Moses, written by hand on parchment. With it is an ornamental breastplate on which the 10 Commandments are written. To the right are "the hand," a silver pointer used in reading the scroll, a white skullcap worn by males and the shofar, or ram's horn, sounded at the end of Yom Kippur. The cap's color signifies purity, sought by man during the Holy Days.
Month
October
Year
1957
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