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New York Carving of Rabbi's Face with Beard, Payots, and Mustache (Close Up)

New York Carving of Rabbi's Face with Beard, Payots, and Mustache (Close Up)

Hand made and painted wood carving a rabbi holding a shofar. He is wearing a long black coat, and has a long beard and payots (long sideburns or curls). The rabbi is wearing a yarmulke (small skull cap) on his head. It symbolizes piety and reminds Jews that the Divine Presence is over his head. Rabbis also wear a tzitzit, with tassels that hang down from a garment. A shofar is a musical instrument, usually made of a ram's horn. The shofar is blown as a part of services in the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The figure is 6 inches (15 cm) tall.

For the story, visit The Shofar

Galleries: Coat, Elderly, Judaism, North America, Wood
Keywords: All_New_York, Jewish, New York, USA, beard, coat, hand carved, horn, male, man, musical instrument, painted, payots, rabbi, rabbi, ram, shofar, skull cap, tassels, tzitzit, worship, yarmulke
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 1.8
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 23466