The designs featured within this journal are from an exceptionally beautiful Hebrew alphabet book drawn from the Hebraic section of the Library of Congress. The work of two Jerusalemites associated with the Bezalel School of Art–Levin Kipnis, who contributed the verses, and Zeb Raban, the artwork–Alef-Bet was printed in Berlin in 1923. Each letter of the alphabet is illustrated by an object whose name in Hebrew begins with that letter; for example, a stork, hasida, stands for Het, and a peacock, tavas, for tet. The embossed design on the front of this journal is adapted from a woodcut illustration in Minhagim, a book about Jewish customs published in Amsterdam in 1707 by Solomon ben Joseph Proops.
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