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

Lot 304

The Orthodox Synagogue in Oradea, Romania – Miniature Model – Avraham Raz

Opening: $400
Sold for: $500
Including buyer's premium

Miniature wood model of the orthodox synagogue in Oradea, Romania, by Avaraham Raz (1917-1993?). [Israel, ca. late 20th century].
Oradea was home to a large, thriving Jewish community, whose members were highly active in the Hungarian press and Hebrew publishing, as well as avid Zionists. The community was led by famous rabbis and torah scholars, including Rabbi Israel Aharon Landsberg and Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Hirsch Fuchs, both students of the Chatam Sofer, and later Gaavad of the Eida HaCharedi, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Weiss. During the second half of the 19th century, as part of the Schism in Hungarian Jewry, the community split into separate Neolog and Orthodox communities. The synagogue represented by this model was built in 1890 by the Orthodox community, and having survived the Nazi occupation and communist era, was renovated and reinaugurated in 2017, since then serving the small local Jewish community.
Miniature synagogue models created by artist Avraham Raz (Roizenmann) after photographs of the original structures were exhibited in the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art.
Height: 28 cm. Base: 17X27 cm. Good condition.

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Jewish Ceremonial Art
Jewish Ceremonial Art