Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Omer calendar from the Portuguese Synagogue Tzedek ve-Shalom
Paramaribo, Suriname
Made in the Netherlands
19th century
Oil on carved wood
H: 70.5; W: 33.4 cm
Permanent loan from the Jewish Community of Suriname
Accession number: L-B00.0090 ; 170/027
 
 
In the synagogue of the Portuguese community, the calendars for counting the Omer are divided into three rows: one for the day in the Omer (H = homer, Omer in Spanish); one for the number of weeks gone by (S = semanas, “weeks”); and one for the number of days elapsed so far in the week (D = dios, “days”).

Publications:
The Jewish World 365 Days, from the Collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, USA, 2004

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir