Jewish Rituals and Sacred Illustrations

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Julianna Ritter October 5, 2010 Jewish Rituals and Sacred Illustrations Ivan Marcus’s article describes the child rituals and rites of passage in the Jewish culture. In order rites of passage start with circumcision, then entering school before the social maturation of turning age 13, marriage, and then finally into full adulthood. These rights of passage also pertain to three ceremonies of (1) separation, (2) transition, and (3) incorporation. One of the most important rites is circumcision, where the father is obliged to go forth with the procedure. Yerushalmi’s article discusses different forms of Jewish illustrations and illuminations: 1. (Plate 9) Woodcut border surround sacred blessings and rules that pertain to searching out for leaven before Passover. The blessings and respective words are inscribed in a bigger text where as the initial text is of a small size (and in the calligraphy of European scribes). The upper right section depicting a Jew in a costume was cut out specifically for this
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course ART HIST 212 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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