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Jewish Antiques : From Menorahs to Seltzer Bottles

Jewish Antiques : From Menorahs to Seltzer Bottles

Tsadik Kaplan

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Over 280 color photos and descriptive text display and discuss over 200 objects, many of which are quite rare and unusual, related to Jewish culture and experience. Sabbath candlesticks and candelabras, menorahs, Kiddush cups, Havdalah plates, spice boxes, Mezuzah cases, seder trays, marriage cups, torah pointers, a beer mug used on the festive Purim holiday, and much more are presented. Ranging from the 18th to the early 20th century, these objects take readers on an informative tour through Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, as well as through the holidays and the Sabbath. Also included are items without religious purpose, yet retaining a bold link to Jewish faith and tradition nonetheless, including veterans medals, alphabet charts translating Yiddish into English, eye charts in Yiddish, charity boxes, fans, seltzer bottles, and more. For anyone who has ever been interested in Judaism and Judaica, this book will hold great fascination

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 294 | 168 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346507 | Binding: hard cover

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Tsadik Kaplan has been active in the field of antique Judaica since 1998, not only as a collector, but also as a consultant and appraiser. He is certified in USPAP (United Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), which is recognized by the IRS as the industry standard. Aside from lending his expertise to auction houses and museums, Mr. Kaplan has lectured at many institutions across the United States, including The Jewish Museum of New York. Mr. Kaplan lives in New York City, and can be contacted by email: tsadik613@gmail.com.