Solomon, the wealthy individual who commissioned and donated this splendid Torah mantle, was a member of the renowned Jerusalem family, leaders of the Prague Jewish community in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Moses, Solomon, and Leopold Jerusalem played a significant role in the development of the Bohemian textile industry by introducing modern machinery in the nineteenth century.
Ludmila Kybalová, Eva Kosáková, et al., Textiles from Bohemian and Moravian Synagogues: From the Collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague (Prague: Jewish Museum in Prague, 2003).
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