The Scher Family Megillah

Scher Megillah and it’s protective case

Megillah means “scroll” or book in Hebrew. The copy of the Megillah (Book of Esther) in the Irish Jewish Museum is known as the “Scher” Megillah. The Megillah of Esther recounts the story of Esther, a Jewish woman who is the heroine of the story which took place in the Persian Empire in the 5th […]

Pair of Torah Breast Plates

Torah Breast Plate 2

A pair of silver engraved Torah Breast Plates given in memory of a member to the Walworth Road Synagogue in the 1940’s.

Robert Briscoe’s Kippa

Robert Briscoe - Kippah

This yarmulke was worn by Robert Briscoe on all his visits to America as Lord Mayor of Dublin The kippa was presented to Robert Briscoe at a reception given by the Bayonne Jewish Community, New Jersey, USA. 1951 Robert Briscoe was twice Lord Mayor of Dublin 1956 & 1961. Kippa is green silk with hand painted green shamrocks.

Velvet Tefillin Bag

Blue Velvet Tefillin bag with Hebrew embroidery

Satin lined stiffened velvet Tefillin bag. Dark blue with gold edging comprising finial motifs and Hebrew inscription on upper edge. Tasseled gold draw strings. Sephardic in origin. Dated 1919 with the initials GMM.

Limerick Synagogue Kiddush Cup

Limerick Synagogue Kiddush Cup - Silver

This fine cup was in use in the Limerick Synagogue from the latter part of the 1800s, and was presented to the Museum by Mr and Mrs Louis Fine, of Limerick The inscription on the cup reads—Presented to the Limerick Synagogue by Miriam D Kremmer in the year 5659 A M

Shabbat Time Clock

Shabbat Time Clock

Time clock showing the times of services enable people to observe Shabbat and pray at the correct times.

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