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Paul Christian Kirchner, Jüdisches Ceremoniel (1724)
The detailed description of Jewish ceremonial customs by Kirchner, a Jewish convert to Christianity, first published in 1717, was re-edited by the Christian Hebraist, Sebastian Jugendres (1685-1765), in 1724.
The new edition included twenty-eight copperplate engravings (nine signed by Johann Georg Puschner) depicting a variety of Jewish rituals, including events marking the Life Cycle and synagogue and communal life. The illustrations are accompanied by four pages of legends that clarify them in detail.