The button man

Jerusalem collector Ezra Gorodesky donates his tiny treasures to Shenkar College

By DAVID GEFFEN
March 21, 2018 15:33
Ezra Gorodesky and his button collection

Ezra Gorodesky and his button collection. (photo credit: SHENKAR COLLEGE)

 
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ABOUT 15 years after making aliya from the US in 1960, Ezra Gorodesky walked into the National Library on the Safra campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and asked to see one of the staff members of the manuscript department.

Quietly, but with genuine enthusiasm, he took out a small book, a wispy decorative ketuba and a handwritten manuscript – all authenticated and collected by Ezra over a 50-year period in Philadelphia, where he was born, and later in Jerusalem, where he has lived since making aliya – and presented it to the library.

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