Pinkas of the Talmud Torah Religious School from Kopychintsy

Description

This pinkas (record book) of the Talmud Torah religious school from the town of Kopychintsy in eastern Galicia, Ukraine, reflects the activity of a religious school in the late 19th century. It consists of the traditional components of such works: the title page, the second title, blessings, the statutes, a list of members of society, and the diaries of the activities of the Talmud Torah school. All pages of the pinkas are richly decorated in the traditional manner of this type of Jewish document. The title pages are designed as portals bearing architectural elements with flora and zoomorphic ornaments. Separate pages are decorated with the cycle of the zodiac, vignettes, cartouches, and other decorative elements. Some of the decorated pages of the pinkas previously were published in 1918 and republished in 1994 and 2001. This pinkas is in the collection of the V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine.

Last updated: December 24, 2013