69 Challah cover


Design of Albert Kner, 1940

Hungária Press

Printed calico fabric

Mimeographic print of the Museum, 1940

With the aim of producing contemporary Judaica and publicizing the institution, the Jewish Museum made a Challah cover in 1940. This object, used for the family ceremony of Shabbat meals, was designed by Albert Kner, a fashionable artist at the time. It was printed on silk, with the inscription that it was produced by the National Hungarian Jewish Museum. According to the wedding lists of the rabbinical board, this challah cover was given as a present to every newlywed couple.