A beautiful set of Hebrew alpha-bet cuisenaire rods, one of the earlier examples of the Frank-Rühl letters (published by Rudolph Schick & Co., Belfast, Ireland around 1920).

Designed by Dr. Mojzis Woskin-Nahartabi – a mysterious character and a man of many skills. Woskin-Nahartabi was a Rabbi, a scientist, a Zionist, an orientalist, a theologian and a teacher of languages (he spoke fluent Hebrew, Aramaic, Sumerian and Arabic). During the second world war, he taught children Hebrew in the Theresienstadt Ghetto, until he was sent to Auschwitz – there he was murdered by the Nazis in 1944.

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