[Stained Glass Window Pane of a Donkey]

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Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting a donkey, which represents the Tribe of Issachar whose descendants had strong but servile roles. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. This pane was transferred to a window in Beth-El's Hall of Remembrance when the congregation moved to 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in the summer of 2000.

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1 photograph : negative, col. ; 35 mm.

Creation Information

Lauer, Ralph 1999.

Context

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided by Beth-El Congregation Archives to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 258 times , with 6 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Lauer, Ralph "Photo by Ralph Lauer, for Beth-El Congregation"

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Beth-El Congregation Archives

The Archives are dedicated to preserving memorabilia from the past and present pertaining to the Beth-El Congregation, a Fort Worth reform synagogue as well as its its members, activities, and the involvement of Jews in the local community. The Archives document the history of the local Jewish community dating back to the late 1850s.

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Description

Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting a donkey, which represents the Tribe of Issachar whose descendants had strong but servile roles. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. This pane was transferred to a window in Beth-El's Hall of Remembrance when the congregation moved to 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in the summer of 2000.

Physical Description

1 photograph : negative, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

The images were painted on circles of glass and fired in 1947 at a Dallas studio for the temple located at 207 W. Broadway Ave. When the congregation moved in 2000, the stained-glass images were removed and twelve (depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel), including this one, were incorporated into the new building; the remaining stained-glass medallions were placed in storage in the archives.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History, 2010 is comprised of photographs, postcards, maps, letters, yearbooks, and other materials that reflect on bygone eras of Texas history.

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  • 1999

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  • Oct. 11, 2011, 4:13 p.m.

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  • Aug. 4, 2013, 7:08 a.m.

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Lauer, Ralph. [Stained Glass Window Pane of a Donkey], photograph, 1999; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth188518/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Beth-El Congregation Archives.