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Omer calendar from the Portuguese Synagogue Tzedek ve-Shalom

Omer calendar from the Portuguese Synagogue Tzedek ve-Shalom

Omer calendar from the Portuguese Synagogue Tzedek ve-Shalom

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

Jewish Art and Life

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”).

From the Israel Museum publications:

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