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Dr. Adolf Jellinek bécsi főrabbi emlékérme Chief Rabbi of Vienna Dr. Adolph Jellinek Memorial Medal

Item

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Title

Dr. Adolf Jellinek bécsi főrabbi emlékérme 
Chief Rabbi of Vienna Dr. Adolph Jellinek Memorial Medal

Identifier

64.945

Description

On reverse: Laurel encloses 4-line Hebrew quotation from the Prophet Zechariah, "Not through strength and not through power says the Lord of Hosts."

The design must have raised eyebrows in its day, as its use of realistic portraiture was contrary to Orthodox tradition. The medal exemplifies the Haskalah or Enlightenment movement of Eastern Europe that sought to harmonize religious law and custom with the modern world.

Publisher

J. C. Christelbauer, Vienna

Coverage

Bécs

Date

1893

Provenance

Vásárlás, 1911-1912. Eredeti leltári száma: 183

References

A Magyar-Zsidó Múzeum katalógusa.
Budapest, Franklin Társulat nyomdája, 1916. B/II/b/21

Materials

Ezüst
Silver

Physical Dimensions

Átmérő: 56 mm

Citation

“Dr. Adolf Jellinek bécsi főrabbi emlékérme Chief Rabbi of Vienna Dr. Adolph Jellinek Memorial Medal,” MILEV, accessed April 17, 2024, https://collections.milev.hu/items/show/32810.