Jüdisches Ceremoniel (1726)

Jüdisches Ceremoniel (1726), a beautifully illustrated description of Jewish religious ceremonies, rites of passage and feast days intended as a primer on Judaism for 18th century German audience.  Its author, Paul Christian Kirchner, was a convert from Judaism who sought to persuade other Jews to follow his example and believed that an informed German public would be more effective at winning converts.

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Jewish Clothing - from Juedisches Ceremoniel

Jewish Clothing - from Juedisches Ceremoniel

Georg Puschner provided 27 detailed illustrations engraved on copper plates that depict everything from Jewish clothing to rituals in the synagogue and on holidays.

Jewish Customs and Accoutrements - from Juedisches Ceremoniel

Jewish Customs and Accoutrements - from Juedisches Ceremoniel

Georg Puschner provided 27 detailed illustrations engraved on copper plates that depict everything from Jewish clothing to rituals in the synagogue and on holidays.Jewish Customs and Accoutrements - from Juedisches Ceremoniel

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