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Bidding Information
Lot #    22405
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 12:40:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tin Purim Gregor (rattle)
City    U.S.
Publication Date    1950's
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   10 cm. , some scratches.
          
Detailed
Description
   Tin rattle for children to make a loud noise whenever the name of Haman is read, in order to blot out the "memory of Amalek" (see Deut. 25:19; and Esth. 3:1 and I Sam. 15:89 for Haman was a descendant of Amalek). The custom is ancient and persists to date, though frowned upon as indecorous by some authorities.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica
Religious Articles:    Checked