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Hebrew Benevolent Society seal
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Hebrew Benevolent Society seal
Faith Murray
Charleston, S.C., 1967
Painted wood
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

The image on the Hebrew Benevolent Society’s seal depicts the Angel of Death holding a scythe in the right hand and an hourglass in the outstretched fingers of the left. The Society’s motto, “Charity delivers from death,” is painted as if by a child, revealing the artist’s unfamiliarity with Hebrew.

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