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The Torah scrolls kept in the Holy Ark in the synagogue are very important objects, and it is a mitzvah to decorate and glorify them. The scrolls are covered with a mantle- "Me'il" - made of fine fabrics such as silk or velvet, and are decorated with elaborated embroidery. On top of the Me'il we have a shield called the "Tas", a crown and two Rimonim. 

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Pomegranates for a Torah scroll

the 18th century

Silver and gilded silver

ON 0028

A pair of Rimonim for the Torah scro l l

The 18th century

Silver and gilding

ON 0028

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Keter Torah

Florence, circa 1860-1840
Silver stamped and engraved

ON 0034

Torah Crown

Florence, 1840-1860


ON 0034


Torah scroll coat

1740 approx

Fabric and silk threads, silver threads

ON 0260

Meil for a Torah scroll

c. 1740

Silk fabric; Silk and Metallic threads 

ON 0260

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Flying to a Torah scroll

Florence, 19th century

Engraved, stamped and sculpted money

A gift from the Florence community

ON 0599

Torah Shiled

Florence, the 19th century


Gift of the Holy Community of Florence

ON 0599

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