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PERSIAN MULTILAYER papercut ketubah / wedding vows

Jews in 1839 Meshed were forced to convert to Islam, but secretly lived as Jews. This Meshed ketubah suggests a Persian prayer rug, but by being in Hebrew and Aramaic, represents mute evidence of the power of the Jewish spirit to resist pressure that threatens survival. Fifty years later, at a Jewish wedding, this ketubah expressed Jewish survival & commitment to Jewish continuity. (Ketubah, Meshed, Persia, 1889, Hebraic Section, Library of Congress Photo).