Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Hanukkah Lamp – Lions and Star of David – Presented to Mexican Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Dr. Jacob Avigdor – Mexico, 1958

Opening: $1,000

Hanukkah lamp gifted by Rebbetzin Yuta Avigdor to her husband, Rabbi Dr. Jacob Avigdor, chief rabbi of Mexico. Mexico, Hanukkah 1958.
Silver (marked), cast.
Handsome, unusually heavy lamp. Backplate depicting two lions supporting a shield, surmounted by a Star of David, which in turn is topped by the servant light. Oil fonts with removable covers. Yiddish dedicatory text engraved on shield: "To my dear husband / Rabbi Dr. Avigdor / a gift / Hanukkah 1958 / Rebbetzin Yuta Avigdor".
Rabbi Dr. Jacob Avigdor (1896-1967), Ph.D. in philosophy, Chief Rabbi of Drohobych and Boryslav, author and orator. His first wife and most of his children perished in the holocaust; he himself survived, becoming a prominent community and aid worker in DP camps. After immigrating to the US in 1946, he married Toybe Chava Shapiro, but divorced her several years later, whereupon he married Yuta. A member of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis, he accepted a pulpit in the Brooklyn Chovevei Torah synagogue, and several years later was appointed Chief Rabbi of Mexico, a position he held until his death.
Height: 20 cm. Width: 30.5 cm. Weight: 1118 gr. Good condition. Some bends.

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Jewish Ceremonial Art
Jewish Ceremonial Art