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As with the case of the three Forefathers, the names of the four Mothers of Israel - Sara, Rivka, Lea and Rachel - have been in use for many years and were very loved by Jews throughout the Diaspora. Although we have in the museum very few depictions of the four Mothers, we do have many objects - K'tubot, wedding songs, textiles - that were made by, or for, women named Sara, Rivka, Lea and Rachel. 

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A Torah scroll sash, the embroidery made by a woman named Sarah

The first half of the 17th century
tissue

ON 0492

Embraided  Wimple for the Torah, made by a woman named Sarah

First half of the 17th century 

Embroidery 

ON 0492

individual

ON 0492

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Dtail

ON 0492

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Written by a bride named Rebecca

Padua, D. in Nissan 1831 (1831)

Ink and pencil on paper

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A Ktubah for a bride named Rebecca

Padua, 1831

Ink and Pencil on paper 

ON 0297

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A wedding song in honor of a bride named Leah

Turin, 1825

Printing on paper

ON 0781

A wedding poem for a bride named Lea

Turin, 1825

Print on paper

ON 0781

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Ketubah of a bride named Rachel

Padua, H. Cheshvan 1874
Tempera on paper

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A Ktubah for a bride named Rachel

Padua, 1874

Tempera on paper 

ON 0299

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