Judaica

The Judaica collection at RitaOkrent.com evolved with Rita's travels - she was always on the lookout for old Judaica whether in Cairo, Teheran, Vienna, Paris, Morocco or Israel. Rita grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in New Jersey and, although she became a relatively secular Jew as an adult, she always remained very interested in Judaica..

She donated some special items, such as part of a Torah scroll from a ransacked synagogue in Morocco, to a museum, but never sold any part of her collection during her lifetime. She used one beautiful pendant of the ten commandments in a necklace she always wore when flying, as a protective amulet.

Note: We are in the process of updating titles and descriptions in this section, as we do more research on the background of each item. We have also lowered all regular Judaica section prices by up to 50% as we believe that these items should be shared and owned by the community.
Antique Large Silver and Brass Megilla Holder Including Parchment Scroll - J064Antique Large Silver and Brass Megilla Holder Including Parchment Scroll - J064$1,100.00This is a large, beautifully made, silver and brass Megilla holder with a parchment scroll inside. On the silver band is written in Hebrew "Mordechai Yazah Milifnai Hamelech Belibo Meto", which means "And Mordechai went out from before the King with a dead heart" (from the story of Esther). Judaica Item 064Antique Metal Mezuzah cover, North Africa - J023Antique Metal Mezuzah cover, North Africa - J023$140.00Antique Metal Mezuzah cover, North Africa. Fairly large at 5.5" tall, 1.5" wide. Purchased in Egypt in the 1980's.Antique Silver Mezuzah Cover, Morocco - J022bAntique Silver Mezuzah Cover, Morocco - J022b$95.00Antique silver Mezuzah cover, with five gems and detailed work, no back, Morocco. 3.7' tall. .7" wide.Antique Silver Synagogue Lamp - J031Antique Silver Synagogue Lamp - J031$2,000.00Silver synagogue lamp. Purchased in 1992. Made by Turkish Jews in Egypt. Unusual item, a highlight of the collection. 8" tall. Judaica Item 031Bohemian Green Decorated Chevra Kadisha Pitcher, Circa 1900 - J082Bohemian Green Decorated Chevra Kadisha Pitcher, Circa 1900 - J082$825.00Bohemian Green Decorated Chevra Kadisha Pitcher. A Chevra Kadisha is a Jewish burial society. This ceramic pitcher is very solid, in good condition and is 7" tall. Circa 1900 from one of the Jewish communities in Bohemia. It is truly a very special item. http://www.lensingfuneral.com/Content/Media/LensingFuneralHome/JewishCustoms.pdf http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/arts/design/showcasing-jewish-antiques-and-their-stories.html?_r=0 ON HOLD Judaica Item 082
Brass and Silver Menorah with Lions of Judah, Egypt, mid-20th Century - J038Brass and Silver Menorah with Lions of Judah, Egypt, mid-20th Century - J038$250.00Brass and silver menorah with Lions of Judah on it, representing Haeli Selassie, who is supposed to have been a direct descendent of the Israelite tribe of Judah. Egypt, 1950's. 8" tall, 5.5" wide. Judaica Item 038Brass Covered Prayer Book, Vintage, Jerusalem - J056Brass Covered Prayer Book, Vintage, Jerusalem - J056$40.00Brass Covered Prayer Book, Vintage. Printed in Jerusalem. Judaica Item 056Brass Torah Rimonim, 1900's - J007Brass Torah Rimonim, 1900's - J007$200.00Vintage Brass Torah Rimonim, early 20th century. 10" long each. ON HOLD Judaica Item 007 Brass Tsedaka Box or Pushka, Vintage, Israel - J058Brass Tsedaka Box or Pushka, Vintage, Israel - J058$280.00Vintage brass Tsedaka box or Pushka (alms box). Purchased in Israel in 1987. Copper and Brass Sabbath Lamp and Chain, with Hebrew Engraving - J072Copper and Brass Sabbath Lamp and Chain, with Hebrew Engraving - J072$100.00Copper and Brass Sabbath Lamp and chain, with Hebrew engraving around the base, Israel, 20th century Judaica Item 072
Copper Kiddush Plate, Vintage - J042Copper Kiddush Plate, Vintage - J042$100.00Vintage Copper Kiddush or Hand Washing plate. 6.25" across. Judaica Item 042Decorated Vintage Brass Prayer Book Cover, Jerusalem, 20th century - J054Decorated Vintage Brass Prayer Book Cover, Jerusalem, 20th century - J054$40.00Decorated Vintage Brass Prayer Book Cover, Jerusalem, 20th century. Decoration of 12 Tribes of Israel. Purchased in Jerusalem in 1989. Judaica Item 054Decorative Brass and Silver Kiddush Cup Plate, Vintage, Jerusalem - J045Decorative Brass and Silver Kiddush Cup Plate, Vintage, Jerusalem - J045$80.00Decorative Brass and Silver Kiddush Cup Plate, Vintage, Jerusalem. Inscription in Hebrew with words for "Holy Shabbat". 5.25" across. Judaica Item 045Engraved Heirloom Silver Kiddush Cup - J047Engraved Heirloom Silver Kiddush Cup - J047$295.00Engraved heirloom silver Kiddush cup, early to mid 20th century. Lovely decorations on the cup, needs to be tightened into the stem. 5.5" tall. Judaica Item 047Heirloom Vintage Kiddush Goblet, Nickel - J048Heirloom Vintage Kiddush Goblet, Nickel - J048$55.00Heirloom Kiddush Goblet, Nickel, Mid-20th Century Judaica Item 048
Judaic Brass Decorative Piece, Vintage - J008aJudaic Brass Decorative Piece, Vintage - J008a$45.00Judaic Brass decorative piece, designed to protect against Evil Eye. Vintage. Purchased in Jerusalem in 1989. 4" long, 2.25" wide. Judaica Item 008aLarge Brass Sabbath Candelabrum, Vintage, N. Africa - J032Large Brass Sabbath Candelabrum, Vintage, N. Africa - J032$80.00Large Brass Sabbath Candelabrum, Vintage, N. Africa, mid 20th century. Purchased in Egypt. Judaica Item 032 10" tall.Large Brass Vintage Sabbath Candelabrum, Old, Egypt - J037Large Brass Vintage Sabbath Candelabrum, Old, Egypt - J037$180.00Vintage or Antique Large Brass Sabbath candelabrum, purchased in Egypt. 9" tall. Judaica Item 037Large Silver Torah Finial - J066 Large Silver Torah Finial - J066 $85.00Large Silver Torah Finial (Rimon) Judaica Item 066Lemon-Shaped Sukkot Etrog Holder, Brass and Silver, Vintage or Antique - J003Lemon-Shaped Sukkot Etrog Holder, Brass and Silver, Vintage or Antique - J003$250.00Lemon-Shaped Traditional Sukkot Etrog Holder, Brass and Silver, Decorated, Vintage or Antique. Purchased in Israel. 6.5" tall. Judaica Item 003
Mezuzah Cover, Vintage, Israel - J006Mezuzah Cover, Vintage, Israel - J006$18.00Mezuzah cover, vintage, Israel. 3.8" tall. 1.4" wide at widest point. Judaica Item 006aNorth African Brass Dreidel, Vintage or Antique- J008bNorth African Brass Dreidel, Vintage  or Antique- J008b$160.00Vintage or Antique Large Brass Dreidel, N. Africa. Could be from Libya or Morocco. Purchased in Israel in 1989. Judaica Item 008bRound, Brass Kiddush Cup Plate, Decorated, 1930s or 1940s - J044Round, Brass Kiddush Cup Plate, Decorated, 1930s or 1940s - J044$60.00Small, Round, Brass Kiddush Cup Plate, Decorated, 1930's or 1940's - J044. Might have served as a charity plate. 4" across. Purchased in Jerusalem in 1989. Judaica Item 044Set of Two Brass Torah Decorative Pieces, Old - J002Set of Two Brass Torah Decorative Pieces, Old - J002$70.00Set of Two Brass Torah Decorative Pieces, Old. Price is for pair. 7.5" long each. 2.5" wide at widest point. Judaica Item 002Silver and Wooden Torah Rimonim, Vintage or Antique, Mexico - J015Silver and Wooden Torah Rimonim, Vintage or Antique, Mexico - J015$240.00Vintage or Antique Silver and Wood Torah Rimon, Mexico. 14" long. Judaica Item 015
Silver Kiddush Cup With Star of David, Vintage, Israel - J049Silver Kiddush Cup With Star of David, Vintage, Israel - J049$60.00Silver Kiddush cup decorated with a Star of David. Mid-20th century or earlier. Judaica Item 049Silver Mezuzah, Old, Includes Scroll - J012Silver Mezuzah, Old, Includes Scroll - J012$150.00Silver Mezuzah, old, includes scroll. Stamped on back. 2.8" tall, .6" wide. Judaica Item 012Silver Pin, Antique, 1875 - J027Silver Pin, Antique, 1875 - J027$150.00Antique silver pin. Inscribed with "Congregation Shaaray Tefila Choir 5635-1875". Comes with original blue velvet-lined leather box. 1.45" at widest point. 1.65" tall. Judaica Item 027Silver Torah Breast Plate with Hebrew Inscription, and Engraved Decoration - J061Silver Torah Breast Plate with Hebrew Inscription, and Engraved Decoration - J061$1,075.00Large Silver Torah breastplate with Hebrew Inscription including references to Isaac and Rahel (Rachel). It is elaborately engraved with designs, front and back. Judaica Item 061 ON HOLDSilver Torah Finial Cup with Silver Tassles, Old - J004aSilver Torah Finial Cup with Silver Tassles, Old - J004a$185.00Silver Torah finial cup with silver tassles Judaica Item 004 3" across top.
Silver Torah Rimonim, Antique, Iran or Turkey - J051Silver Torah Rimonim, Antique, Iran or Turkey - J051$320.00Pair of antique (early 20th century) silver Torah rimonim, Turkey or Iran (price is for pair) Judaica Item 051Stone Inscribed with Ten Commandments in Hebrew, Reproduction, Israel - J013aStone Inscribed with Ten Commandments in Hebrew, Reproduction, Israel - J013a$25.00Stone Inscribed with Ten Commandments in Hebrew, Reproduction, Israel Nice for wall or desk. 4" tall. Judaica Item 013aTorah Rimon, Silver, Old, Morocco - J016Torah Rimon, Silver, Old, Morocco - J016$340.00Torah Rimon, Silver, Old, Morocco - J016 14" long. Judaica Item 016Turkish Purim Megillah Holder, Antique, Turkey - J040Turkish Purim Megillah Holder, Antique, Turkey - J040$450.00Large Antique Turkish Megillah holder --no Megillah inside. Really a special item. Purchased in Israel in 1989. Very good condition. 10" tall. Judaica Item 040 Vintage Brass Menorah, 19th or 20th century - J067Vintage Brass Menorah, 19th or 20th century - J067$45.00Traditional Vintage Brass Menorah, 19th or 20th century - J067 Judaica Item 067
Vintage Brass Prayer Book Cover, Jerusalem - J053Vintage Brass Prayer Book Cover, Jerusalem - J053$40.00Vintage Brass Prayer Book Cover, Jerusalem. Judaica Item 053Vintage Decorative Brass Kiddush Cup Plate, Israel - J043Vintage Decorative Brass Kiddush Cup Plate, Israel - J043$80.00Vintage Brass Kiddush cup plate -- early to mid-20th century 4.5" across. Judaica Item 043Vintage Engraved Brass Book Plates, Israel - J055Vintage Engraved Brass Book Plates, Israel - J055$60.00Vintage Engraved Brass Book Plates with depiction of Old City in Jerusalem. Purchased in the 1980's or 1990's in Israel. Age unknown. Price for set of 2. Judaica Item 055Vintage or Antique Brass Torah Finial with Tassle - J068Vintage or Antique Brass Torah Finial with Tassle - J068$150.00A lovely old Brass Torah finial with a tassle. Judaica Item 068 Vintage or Antique Pushka or Alms Box, N. Africa.- J070Vintage or Antique Pushka or Alms Box, N. Africa.- J070$250.00Vintage or older Pushka or Alms Box, N. Africa. Judaica Item 070 ON HOLD
Vintage Red Velvet Torah Cover, N. Africa - J059Vintage Red Velvet Torah Cover, N. Africa - J059$150.00Torah cover made out of red velvet. Written in Hebrew Meil sefer Torah easha Yaacov Avohav 5705". "Coat for a Torah book made by Yaacov Avohav -- 5705". From Morocco or Egypt. In excellent condition. Judaica Item 059